Tuesday, June 02, 2009

China Blocks Twitter, Flickr, Others as Tiananmen Anniversary Looms

TT Note: So, the Chinese government doesn't want free speech on the web right now. But it's ok if google still works over there. How long before some in our own government decide to take this road here? Recent stories kind of make me wonder.

Thursday is the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, and as a foretaste, Chinese users were denied access to Blogger, Flickr, Twitter, Livejournal, Tumblr, the Huffington Post and Microsoft's Live.com, Hotmail, its MSN Space blog tool and its new search engine Bing, according to various reports.

"Looks like Twitter has been.....http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,524339,00.html

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1 comment:

Smoky said...

maybe we've got it all wrong -- maybe China is actually blocking these sites in an attempt to bring as much attention to the Tiananmen Square massacre as possible...