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Post by gatekeeper on Wed 25 Mar 2009, 10:27 am


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YouTube use from China started dropping off the map sometime Monday night, with traffic nearly reaching a standstill by Tuesday morning. Google (which owns YouTube) has confirmed the apparent ban, though its staff is not certain of the cause. “We do not know the reason for the blockage, and we’re working as quickly as possible to restore access to our users in China,” a spokesperson says. Google does believe the Chinese government knowingly cut the access. The spokesperson, however, questions why officials wouldn’t have just blocked a specific video, as they’ve done before, rather than nixing the entire site.
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YouTube has been banned by other countries as well for allowing users to upload and share videos which foreign governments in Bangladesh, Thailand, Pakistan and Turkey found embarrassing to their political regimes. Google is working to restore access to the site for Chinese citizens. This is not the first instance in which Chinese users have been unable to access the video sharing site. China blocked YouTube during the Tibet riots in March 2008. During that time protesters were burning shops and vehicles in an attempt to protest the Han Chinese influence. The riots left 19 dead.

Source: PC World.
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Post by trumpcard on Wed 25 Mar 2009, 10:35 am

terrible, really. then again, i'm not so surprised.

ever since i heard that the Tienanmen square search was blocked from Chinese google, i realized that it was only a matter of time.

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Post by gatekeeper on Wed 25 Mar 2009, 10:41 am

Yeh, the chinese goverment are really very strict on whats allowed to be viewed on the internet, and getting stricter all the time.
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Post by someoneinsane on Wed 25 Mar 2009, 10:56 am

Wow, thats funny!

P.S. i would have died instatnly if youtube did that in the usa.

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Post by ueda-hime on Thu 26 Mar 2009, 9:58 pm

wow I would also die
such a strict government
haha this ties in with what I'm learning in Social Studies right now
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Post by erione on Thu 26 Mar 2009, 10:08 pm

Hmm, that's so strict for them, I hope that they only blocked the videos which they don't like rather than blocking the whole site. Poor youtube. I see, so Google owned Youtube? I never knew that until now. Smile
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Post by ueda-hime on Thu 26 Mar 2009, 10:13 pm

woah I totally missed that part
Google owned Youtube
I hope China doesn't ban Google next >_>
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Post by gatekeeper on Fri 27 Mar 2009, 12:24 am

Yeps it google that own youtube now, and yes, China have blocked the whole of youtube and also some websites are banned aswell.
A little while ago, some people in China copied pictures from the world art gallerys, the nude ones, which are art, and edited them all so they wernt nude anymore, then posted them onto the web.
This was in protest over China blocking any websites that have nude pictures on them.
The Chinese goverment are really getting more stricter with there people, they are blocking lots of things now which are taken for granted by all the other countries, even the UK, and were quite strict here.
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Post by erione on Fri 27 Mar 2009, 2:32 am

Hmm, a country without google will be a total pain.

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