Similar to many countries today, China has been struggling with controlling pollution. A former Chines news anchor from a state run media outlet recently released a documentary focused on China’s battle with pollution. In particular, the movie focuses on smog, a toxic combination of smoke and other pollutants. The EPA says that smog can cause respiratory issues, aggravate asthma, and can potentially damage the lining of lungs. The documentary sheds light on this major issue that has been a focus of many Chinese leaders. However, the documentary “Under the Dome” has been met with criticism due to its strong bias. Not to my surprise, the documentary sparked controversy when many people began commenting on the video. Shortly after it’s publication, censors removed the documentary from Chinese streaming sites. Government officials realize that pollution is a real issue, but clearly they aren’t ok with their citizens knowing about it’s severity. Although the documentary may be biased, media censorship can lead to problems more severe than pollution.