China Censors Twitter, YouTube

In a surprise to no one, webizens in China were frustrated Wednesday after the government blocked access to the social networking service Twitter and maintained its blackout on YouTube ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown. There are news blackouts on CNN and the BBC, and many blogs and newspaper sites had content censored ahead of the sensitive anniversary. There is no mention of the event in the Chinese-language media.

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