Because of streaming, hip-hop music and videos from the US—where freedom of expression is protected—have spread to places like Russia, China, and Thailand, where oppressive governments reign and media is often censored. For example, a music video from a Thai rap group skewering the Thai government was inspired by Childish Gambino’s This is America, a track that criticized racism and gun violence in the US.

Governments, meanwhile, including those in China and Thailand, have tried to respond with music videos of their own. They have mostly bungled the attempts:

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