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06/07/2009 09:31 PM ID: 79068 Permalink   

Twitter Blocked in China in Lead Up to Tiananmen Square Anniversary


Earlier this week, Chinese authorities banned popular microblogging web site Twitter and Microsoft's Hotmail web mail service in the lead up to the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Commemorations are illegal on mainland China but are often held in Hong Kong. The Tiananmen Square massacre -- for which an official death toll has never been given -- saw the Chinese military crackdown on protests by students and workers.

Twitter users flooded chat rooms following the ban, and one Beijing IT expert said: "The whole Twitter community in China has been exploding with it. It's just part of life here. If anything surprises me, it's that it took them so long."

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It wasn't just Twitter and Hotmail:
  by: lafinjack   06/08/2009 01:02 PM     
  'and we're banning Interrogation photos  
Welcome to the "People's Republic of America"
  by: redstain   06/08/2009 04:30 PM     
  Twitter indeed  
Micro blogging should never be considered a human right. I suppose it has its uses though and no man or woman should be excluded from remotely controlling your computer. I take it back.
  by: MickPaddy   06/09/2009 01:30 AM     
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