- The Washington Post and The Guardian are now blocked on
- Other blocked outlets include Bloomberg, The New York Times,
Reuters, and The Wall Street Journal.
- China has ramped up censorship in the weeks surrounding the
Tiananmen Massacre that occurred on June 4, 1989.
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China just blocked articles from The Washington Post and the
Guardian from appearing on the country’s internet.
The two newspapers were among the last major English news site
still accessible to mainland Chinese residents, according to a
report in The Post. Other blocked outlets include Bloomberg, The
New York Times, Reuters, and The Wall Street Journal.
The country recently blocked pictures or keywords related to the
Tiananmen Massacre on the social media site WeChat in the weeks
surrounding the event’s 30th anniversary on June 4. China had
previously blocked social media sites Facebook, Twitter, YouTube,
China’s robot censors
worked overtime to detect and block content related to the 1989
The censorship move signals another shift in China’s
authoritarian leadership since the pro-democracy protest in
Tiananmen. Thousands of residents in the semiautonomous Hong Kong
gathered for a vigil on Tuesday commemorating the protest.
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China just blocked The Washington Post and The Guardian from the country's internet