News, World: While the western world is preparing for the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the massacre at Tiananmen Square on 4th of June, the authorities in China is blocking Google so that the Chinese are not going to read about the brutal spring in China.
– This is by far the biggest attack on Google ever in China , says one of the minds behind Greatfire.org , which reveals censorship of websites in the closed country.
It is not the first time that the Chinese government censors what citizens can read, but according to Distrita sources, people now just lost access to the search engine. Not only that, but also access to email, calendar, and more via Google.
The demonstration and massacre in Tiananmen Square in 1989 is virtually silent death in the country, as if government wants to hide pride of their own people.
” 25 years ago ”
Not only Google get restricted! Already two weeks ago began one of China’s largest social media, Sina Weibo, denying people searching for “Tiananmen” and “25 years ago”.
– People think there is a problem with Google on their data , but it is censorship, says Charlie Smith in the website Great Fire , which reports on censorship in China , according to the South China Morning News.
– The only thing you can compare censorship of Google with, is when Chinese authorities first started blocking websites in the ’90s, says the head of the web page. But China is not the only country censorship Google. Turkey which is partly a European country also do that. There are governments all over world controlling peoples web-surfing. Is this the right way to go? Distrita is here to inform and educate everyone. We hope that Distrita can be a alternative that tells the world the news from different local newspapers in every part of the world.
Lately , it has also been noticed that everyone in China uses the numbers 4 and 6 in combination – the date of the massacre – online today risk being censored.