Thomas Crampton

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China and Iran Lead World in Blocking Web 2.0

Sep 2, 2009

Herdict, an Internet censorship tracking service launched by Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, has started aggregating their user-reported Internet blockages.

Iran and China stand out in the reported number of blockages of Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. Interestingly, Mexico has quite a few blockages as well.

Check out the site for more detailed data and be sure to report when you are unable to access a site in your country!

Here’s an earlier posting I did with Jonathan Zittrain about the site.

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  • juliaho

    I'm using Freedur to get around the GFW now. It is very fast and stable. Youtube videos stream really fast.

  • juliaho

    I'm using Freedur to fet around the GFW now. It is very fast and stable.

  • Why Mexico?? They don't seem to be anywhere near the dark side??

  • Hmm, didn't know there were THAT many people blocking Youtube! :-| (and Facebook and Twitter in China should be upgraded to "blocked" right now, and not "intermitently" :( )

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