Tuesday, July 7, 2009

China joins Iran in Blocking Social Media During Protest Crackdowns


Digital East Asia reports that with the death toll and number of injured mounting, China is trying to both stop the demonstrators and squash their message through control of social media. This crackdown, seems to be attempting to limit the access of those involved in protests to the tools to spread and organize their message.

The New York Times reports, "In an attempt to contain China’s worst ethnic violence in decades, the authorities had imposed curfews, cut off cellphone and Internet services and sent armed police officers into neighborhoods after the first riot, but protesters massed across the city as rumors spread of fresh violence being committed by both sides."


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