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The popular Nintendo Switch game Animal Crossing was banned by the Chinese government after pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong began using the virtual world as a platform to spread their message.

A video game in which players use cartoon avatars to explore an imaginary island has been blocked in China after Hong Kong democracy activists used it for virtual anti-government protests.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch had been available in China since last month. Now it has abruptly disappeared after becoming the forum for protesters whose mass demonstrations have been stifled by the coronavirus.

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