Twitter and Flickr Banned In China

The Chinese government has banned two new services the micro-blogging service and the photo-sharing network in China, this ban comes after the earlier ban on BlogSpot blogs.

These services are primarily blocked for the upcoming as the 10th anniversary of Tiananmen Square nears.

In the past China has also banned access to and blogs. Most likely the bans will be lifted once it is over, however you can still access blocked sites using proxy servers, or browse anonymously on the Internet using a software.

What do you think about the ban? Is it justified?

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  • What a ridiculous suggestion. Of course it’s not justified.

  • Absolutely not justified. It doesn’t have to be.

    It’s a Communist government/Republic therefore no justification is needed.

    They do [or in this case] don’t do what the government says.

  • I can imagine that they want to close YouTube since there will be people who are going to see the Tiananment videos but Twitter? O_o

  • the Twitterverse has it’s knickers in a knot over this, but China has banned Taiwanese independence sites for years. this is nothing new, and re-tweeting about it accomplishes nothing.

  • @MJ Klein You’re correct. They’re just spreading news.

    Actually, until this post by Keith, I didn’t know it was a trending topic on Twitter.

  • It Is not a good thing i dont know how it could be a problem to use twitter,
    But people who r using it they can use it through proxies not a big thing for them.

  • yeah, very wrong to curb freedom of poeple, but hey, thats China.
    and BTW its the 20th anniversary of Tiananmen Square.

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  • mOjo

    Looks like they’ve also banned most articles that talks about the ban…

    I’m an expat living in Beijing, it’s frustrating that my communication to the outside world is being cut off one by one…