HOW CHINESE AUTHORITIES USE LONG BANNED FACEBOOK
China’s communist authorities ban their own people from accessing major global social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more . But when it comes to self-promotion they have very much interested in themselves.
The Chinese government blocked access of Facebook across the entire country from july 2009. When you try to access Facebook in China an “Network Timeout” error message will appear. “Try to log on to it from desktop,the page will not open”. on Smartphone’s the app opens but it will not update. This means the Chinese people residents are without facebook.
The reason for ban Facebook is that the people who are behind the riots of tibet and Xinxiang (East Turkestan in the region now known as xinjiang) where using facebook and twitter to plan their destruction from outside china. So they blocked it. China has great firewall to avoid accessing social media sites. Even sites that not been blocked also closely monitored using censorship. Any controversial consider is made by either government or Uighur sympathizers are immediately taken down by officials.
When you plug in words like Uighur or xingjiang into popular engine like Google, then the search engine will abruptly stop working and just to resume after 30 seconds. The government has increase aware of methods to override their firewall. Some Chinese Internet users and business people use VPN (Virtual Path Network) to divert the censorship (Great Firewall), and often use the foreign bureaux to complete the same goal. Interestingly, the Chinese have equivalent sites. (i.e. Youku, the Chinese version of YouTube or Xiaonei, the version of facebook).These sites are remain available in China.
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