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  1. News - China Insider - CENSORSHIP

    'Is Facebook real?' China's internet users ask in frustration as Iran lifts its ban

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 11:02am by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li chunxiao.li@scmp.com China, along with North Korea, is among the few countries which still block Facebook and Twitter China’s online community brimmed with disappointment- if not despair-  on Tuesday after online media reported that Iran had granted its citizens access to Facebook and Twitter. Both sites had been walled off from Iranian users since 2009. This leaves China, ...

  2. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Luxury hotels leap over Great Firewall to access Twitter and Facebook

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by George Chen, Celine Sun

    ... George Chen and Celine Sun Luxury hotels leap over Great Firewall Guests at some luxury hotels in Shanghai, Beijing and other major cities have been surprised to access Facebook ... sites like Facebook and Twitter from June this year. It's because many of our customers are overseas business clients. They hope to be able to use foreign sites. So we moved our internet ...

  3. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Nanjing considering Facebook, Twitter access for Asian Youth Games

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 03:40pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Nanjing authorities are considering "opening up” the Great Firewall to Facebook and Twitter- ahead of the 2013 Asian Youth Games in August. A proposal ... Facebook page was created in April and currently has about 95,000 “likes”. The event’s Twitter account, which also opened in April, has just 43 followers. Debate was stirred among excited mainland ...

  4. News - Asia - CENSORSHIP

    Singapore halts destruction of gay-themed children's books

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 11:22pm by AFP

    ... title had already been pulped by the National Library Board. "We stand by NLB's decision to remove the three books from the children's section," Yaacob said on Facebook ...

  5. News - Asia - CENSORSHIP

    Singapore censors US comic book icon Archie over same-sex marriage theme

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 11:59am by Satish Cheney

    ... In a Facebook note aptly titled “Pulp Friction”, he said that excluding and pulping the books gave a confusing message about the role of public libraries, which critics say should not dictate what ... particular conception of the good that the state chooses,” Low wrote on Facebook. “The NLB can no longer be considered a library; it is only masquerading as one by having the form (a building ...

  6. News - China Insider - CENSORSHIP

    Weibo more heavily censored during Hong Kong's July 1 march than on Tiananmen anniversary

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 05:05pm by Chris Luo

    ... Another notable censored post included a screen grab of Facebook page calling on more members of the public to participate in the march. Weibo bans users from using search terms related ...

  7. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Microsoft's Bing search engine accused of 'censoring' sensitive Chinese topics

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 08:57am by Staff Reporter

    ... are blocked on the mainland, including Facebook and Twitter. The popular microblogging service Sina Weibo is also heavily censored by China’s internet police. It’s a bit crazy. Any Chinese person who ...

  8. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Wall Street Journal’s Chinese version site blocked in China

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 07:21pm by AFP

    ... offending articles and microblog posts. The popular sites Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are inaccessible. Authorities also control domestic news outlets to varying degrees and issue directives ...

  9. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Film buffs thrilled after China unblocks IMDB movie database

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 11:05am by Amy Li

    ... Twitter-like service. Many speculated on the next sites to be "freed". “What’s next? Facebook or Twitter?,” commented a blogger. “Don’t have any expectations for the censors,” advised ... them Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Authorities last year blocked the New York Times website after  the newspaper reported  on Premier Wen Jiabao's family wealth, amounting to US$2.7 ...

  10. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    'Great Firewall of China' upgrade hits VPNs

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by STEPHEN CHEN, AFP

    ... encryption, VPNs let users reach sites blocked because of their content or sensitivity, among them Facebook and Twitter, and are also vital to firms by enabling secure communication. At the same time ...



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