China blocks Twitter and others

China has once again blocked a popular social networking web site, this time Twitter is on the latest block. China has been known in the recent past to block web sites like YouTube and even blocking Apple's iTunes and Amazon.

The strict and demanding country contains the world's largest population of Internet users and communities. China has blocked more than 6,000 web sites and blogs that China feels could spread negative word about itself, sparking protests. Bing.com, Live.com, hotmail.com, Blogger and now Flickr is another web site that has recently been blocked by China, preventing any access or sharing of photos from its people.

China has put blocks on how information is spread in its country after the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest. The anniversary of that date, July 4, is approaching soon, as China clamps down on live blogging web sites to prevent further incidents.

It is unclear if China will lift the bans after July 4 or at any time, but most Chinese residents are without the popular web sites like YouTube, Twitter, Blogger, Flickr and even newly launched Bing.com.

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