China Blocks YouTube, Again

cryfreedomlove brings news that YouTube has once again been blocked in China. The Google-owned video site was censored in China last year because of videos about the protests in Tibet, and that may be the impetus behind this latest restriction. According to a New York Times report, “‘The instant speculation is that YouTube is being blocked because the Tibetan government in exile released a particular video,’ said Xiao Qiang, adjunct professor of journalism at the University of California, Berkeley… Mr. Xiao said that the blocking of YouTube fit with what appeared to be an effort by China to step up its censorship of the Internet in recent months. Mr. Xiao said he was not surprised that YouTube was a target. It also hosts videos about the Tiananmen Square protests and many other subjects that Chinese authorities find objectionable.”

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