This BBC podcast on the kangkung episode discusses, among other things, whether there was an attempt to block a BBC website page containing an earlier report on the outbreak of kangkung jokes on social media.
The introduction to the podcast:
The Malaysian Prime Minister made a speech earlier this week about the state of the economy. But his mention of kangkung (or water spinach) tickled the Malaysians’ sense of humour, and frustrations, so much that #kangkung jokes have been trending all week. But things changed when a blog post from BBC Trending was seemingly blocked – why? …
Check out the podcast.