It just occurred to me while trying to locate an old podcast on Uyghurs that iTunes doesn't allow to filter your podcasts based on that word, but allows to filter podcasts for other words such as China. Is it related to some dictionary-based criteria, or is there censorship involved? (In case it might matter, I'm based in the European Union.)
Edit, to clarify: This is about searching within subscribed podcasts, rather than in the store. No podcasts show up at all when you type 'uy', whereas, per the screenshots below, the search continues to work when you type things like 'foo'. My gut reaction is that it's related to how the search functionality works rather than censorship proper, e.g. filter based on title but not body text, but also throw in body results maybe, like when there's a match in there too when a title happens to match? I'd basically be curious if there's something else at play if anyone has insights on this, or for that matter on what the precise algorithm is.
Screenshots of what happens when I type "uyghur", "china", and "foo" in the search box of iTune on my MBA: