China just blocked The Washington Post and The Guardian from the country's internet

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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. 

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from the Tiananmen Square protests that China has tried to erase
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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,
and WhatsApp. 

China’s robot censors
worked overtime
to detect and block content related to the 1989
crackdown. 

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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internet censors are on high alert ahead of the anniversary of the
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China just blocked The Washington Post and The Guardian from the country's internet