Friday, April 13, 2012

'Great Firewall of China' briefly blocks ALL foreign websites - is regime's censorship tightening?

China's draconian internet censorship system - known as 'the Great Firewall of China' - intensified briefly today, blocking ALL foreign websites.

Observers speculated that the system could be being upgraded to further tighten the regime's control over foreign sites.

Users in Beijing, Shanghai and elsewhere in China reported that they were unable to access any foreign sites at all.

China already heavily restricts access to many foreign sites.

China blocks Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and many other websites citing a need to maintain social stability.

'Latest news: most foreign websites can't be accessed,' said a company, Data Centre for China Internet.

'Analysis: for commonly known reasons, a large number of foreign URLs are blocked.

'It is possible that the great firewall is undergoing some readjustment, mistakenly adding many foreign websites to the blocking list. The details are unclear.' Read More