China Blocks Twitter, Hotmail, Flickr, Bing Before Tiananmen 20th
China's government is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests by blocking Twitter, Hotmail, Flickr, Bing, YouTube, Blogspot, Tumblr, Livejournal, Xanga, Wordpress, Friendfeed, Windows Live, and just about every other social networking tool that Beijing can think of.
What better way to celebrate the anniversary of a civil rights crackdown than by expanding the Great Firewall even further?
Yikes... they even blocked Bing, before the new-car smell wore off.
Users attempting to circumvent the free-speech crackdown are attempting to log-on using a proxy and are searching "#twitterblock" to find ways to get around the ban.
This isn't the first time this has happened: remember when China blocked YouTube over the Tibet violence footage? Good times.
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