Netflix has temporarily banned a number of popular cable channels, including Comedy Central and Lifetime, for “vulgar content” in recent weeks.
The company did not immediately respond to Ars’ request for comment.
It was not immediately clear why the channels were targeted.
Netflix says it’s banning the channels because of the “disturbing content” of the channels, and that they were not approved by Netflix.
The network has a long history of enforcing rules against offensive content.
The service banned a popular YouTube channel in March for featuring a naked woman, and in October it suspended a popular online forum for misogynistic comments.
Netflix has also had a history of censoring news and political content, including from the Trump administration.
Netflix was criticized for a decision to suspend the BBC in February for covering the election with a report that suggested the UK government was trying to prevent Britons from voting.
It is also facing criticism for blocking an Australian news channel that ran a story claiming the US was planning to deport migrants who were here illegally.