China takes censorship seriously and has been enforcing programs to control various forms of online content. The most widely known example of this is China’s program to block websites they deem inappropriate known as the Great Firewall or “The Golden Sheild Project” (learn more HERE). Some examples of popular western websites blocked are Facebook, Google, Twitter and Youtube.
You can test if a website is blocked in China by going to http://www.greatfirewallofchina.org/ . The next screenshot shows Facebook is blocked however my website is permitted (as of now … who knows after this post). Continue reading