05 June 2009

The Peoples' Most Glorious Internet is Down for Service

It's only a coincidence that it happens on the 20th Anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre.
Chinese services are facing so much pressure from the government to keep their users from talking about (Tiananmen Square), they are just shutting down comment boards, or claiming their services are closed for unspecified upgrades.

Meanwhile, the so-called Great Firewall of China is blocking Twitter, human rights groups’ websites and blogging services hosted outside of China.

What the government of China clings to is sad, but since these tech-based obstacles are always overcome eventually (by more or different technology), events like this can frequently boost internet innovation.

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