Netflix Already In Trouble After Global Expansion

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Just one week after Netflix embarked on a massive international expansion plan, launching in 130 new countries, it has hit a stumbling block in one country. The video streaming platform has come under scrutiny from the Indonesian censorship board, the LSF. The country's strict censorship laws ban content that portrays nudity, gambling and scenes that could provoke violence. The LSF has expressed concerns that some of Netflix's content breaks these laws, and is calling on the Indonesian government to consider blocking the service. The Indonesian government has blocked entire sites before to ensure its censorship laws are adhered to, including Reddit and Vimeo. It is not clear how likely it is that Netflix will be banned in the country. Some commentators think it is unlikely, since the company has previously gone on record to say that it will edit its content to ensure it aligns with each country's censorship laws and cultural sensitivities. 

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