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China Blocks Foursquare


The Chinese government has blocked access to Foursquare.

Yesterday marked the 21st anniversary of the infamous Tiananmen Square protests where more than 3,000 protesters were killed by the Chinese Government. This topic has since  been banned from conversation, online or offline by the Chinese government.

There has been an influx of Tiananmen Square checkins of late with a lot of these users discussing this sensitive topic using the tips tool within the Foursquare app.

People 'checking in' on Foursquare at Tiananmen Square in ChinaThis has forced the Chinese Government to ban the use of the site, once again killing freedom of speech.

As social media intrudes more and more into the mainstream , communist  parties such as the  CPC (Communist Party of China) is going to find it tough to shut down these digital conversations.

In fact Social media’s claim to fame is freedom of speech. Do you agree?


David Cowling : Editor and Founder of SocialMediaNews.com.au. I also run a Social Media Agency where I do consulting work and another blog dedicated to Instagram news. Connect with me: Twitter | LinkedIn | Google + or contact me here. Alternatively, you can send me an email at david@socialmedianews.com.au











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