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Apple TV+ stops India censorship – here’s how to spot if what you’re watching is censored

Apple TV+ no longer censoring its content is a refreshing break from what other streaming services are doing in India.

Apple TV+ doesn't appear to be censoring content in India anymore; a review of content that was released in the last couple of months shows that the company is no longer making the cautious edits to its content that it debuted in India with — arbitrary muting of swear words, cutting of gore even in content rated for adults, and other such cuts. The company has complied with at least one requirement of the Information Technology (Intermediary Liability and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 — standardised age ratings — but has (thankfully) not doubled down on censorship. Titles like the second seasons of See and Truth Be Told, the series Mr. Corman, and the film Coda, are all rated for adults but don't seem to be censored in India. Apple has also appointed a grievance officer for Apple TV+…

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