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Chinese government blocks Google Sites

poeck [PersonRank 0]

Sunday, October 11, 2009
11 years ago3,637 views

Chinese government blocks Google Sites today

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Do you have any links, references or example addresses??

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

For what it's worth, I cannot access sites.google.com from China today. Don't know if it was possible yesterday or the days before.

(Also, the block on YouTube, Blogspot, Friendfeed etc. remains.)

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Not only against Google:
google.com/hostednews/afp/arti ...

Moses [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I found there are reports on twitter that bit.ly, j.mp and twitpic are all blocked access in China, and Google Docs and Panoramio are blocked in some parts of China.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Why? Did Google do something to offend China?

Patrick [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

China doesn't like that Google doesn't block all pornographic material from being accessed. Hence why Google and China are butting heads. Also, China tends to restrict the public of China from accessing things where people can blog and post about current events in China, such as certain hot topic issues that I won't mention else they block this site as well.

But they have definitely now blocked Google Sites: my extensive travel blog and website have now joined the ghosts of the West (Facebook, Blogger, Twitter, YouTube, All of Pornography, Google Pics, Google Vid, (try and view over 5 pages of search results and you'll not see anything on either of those), the list goes on...)

Patrick [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

p.s. it's domain is sites.google.com/site/adventur ...

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Does China ever block Baidu? I mean, is there a nationalist component to blocking US based search engines (to promote local companies)?

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