Netflix Removes ‘Designated Survivor’ Episode Due To Government Request

Streaming service Netflix has removed an episode of their original political thriller Designated Survivor in one territory, namely Turkey. This came following a demand from a regulator to comply with local laws.

The episode in question (Series 2, Episode 7) depicts a fictional President of Turkey who manipulates the United States President (portrayed by Kiefer Sutherland). The episode is still available to view across all other countries where the streaming service is available.

Netflix has reportedly only removed shows nine times in their history due to government takedown requests. This was published in a transparency report back in February.

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