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China Blocks Twitter 2 Days Before The Tiananmen Anniversary


Source : https://dofollownet.com

The Chinese Government has blocked access to Twitter, Hotmail and Flickr two days before the anniversary of the massacre in the Tiananmen Square.

This Thursday will be the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, when on June 4, 1989, the tanks entered the Square to crush protests by students and workers.

China has never made public the list of victims of what qualifies as a "counterrevolutionary conspiracy."

Internet censorship is not uncommon in China: in last March, the Chinese Government blocked access to YouTube, the video portal owned by Google, after support groups had posted movies showing the violent repression of protests in Tibet in 2008.

Although the frustration is great among Chinese Twitter users and bloggers, some say that they are actually only surprised that it took so long for the authorities to block internet services.

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Keiros 1 year 12 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago

I've found an interesting article that says that the Tienanmen Square Massacre never occured. There was actually a bloodbath on the night of June 3, 1989, but not on the Square, and the victims were workers, not students.

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