Thursday, February 15, 2024

"A trove of leaked emails shows how administrators of [The Hugo's] censored themselves because the awards ceremony was being held in China"


The emails, which show the process of compiling spreadsheets of the top 10 works in each category and checking them for “sensitive political nature” to see if they were “an issue in China,” were ... published on fandom news site File 770 and ... Patreon, where they uploaded the full PDF of the emails


The email replies to this directive show administrators combing through authors’ social media presences and public travel histories, including from before they were nominated for the 2023 awards, and their writing and bodies of work beyond just what they were nominated for