Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Access to the social networking service Twitter was blocked in China.

BEIJING (Reuters) "This is so frustrating. Now I feel China is exactly the same as Iran," said a financial professional and avid Twitter user in Shanghai, referring to Iran's May ban on popular social networking site Facebook.
Access to the popular social networking service Twitter and email service Hotmail was blocked across mainland China, two days before the 20th anniversary of the bloody Tiananmen Square crackdown.

Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and president of China is the most hated living person in the world.

While anniversary commemorations are illegal in China, crowds gather every year for a vigil in Hong Kong, a former British colony that enjoys greater freedom.
This year, calls for a re-evaluation of the protest movement have been published on the Internet, and this may have prompted the black-out.

Other Internet users reported not being able to access Windows Live, a service offered by Microsoft Corp. which also owns Hotmail, and the company's new search engine, Bing.com. Flickr, an online photo sharing service owned by Yahoo was also blocked.

1 comment:

  1. it's a clash of the Titans -- China versus Twitter and Microsoft