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China reportedly limiting operation of Google on its territory

Bishkek (AKIpress) - google The authorities in China have made Google’s services largely inaccessible in recent days, a move most likely related to the government’s broad efforts to stifle discussion of the 25th anniversary of the crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Tiananmen Square on June 3 and 4, 1989, according to the NYTimes.

In addition to Google’s search engines being blocked, the company’s products, including Gmail, Calendar and Translate, have been affected.

This is not the first time China has taken aim at Google and its users there.

The authorities in China blocked Google for 12 hours in 2012, according to GreatFire.org, an independent censorship-monitoring website, which published a blog post about the recent problems on Monday.

But the recent crackdown is more severe, and there was no indication of how long it would last.

While Internet users in China could reach international versions of Google search until a few days ago, “all Google services in all countries, encrypted or not, are now blocked in China,” GreatFire.org said in the blog post. These include the Chinese-language version based in Hong Kong, Google.hk, and Google.com, Google Australia and others.

Other services with no direct search function, including the company’s Picasa photo program, Maps service and Calendar application, were also inaccessible to most users on Monday. “It is the strictest censorship ever deployed,” the blog said.

Unlike the websites of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and The New York Times, which are reliably blocked by the authorities, Google services are being disrupted in a way that affects about 9 out of 10 Chinese users, according to GreatFire.org. By allowing some access, “the Chinese government is trying to pin the blame on Google,” the GreatFire co-founder said.

Google says that it is not the problem.


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