The web site Flickr, a popular photo sharing web site owned by Yahoo, has been banned by the Chinese government. Even though Flickr has not received official word from the government over possibly being blocked, users confirmed they no longer have access to the photo sharing site. Starting last Thursday, the site became inaccessible to users in China — and is not a technical issue caused by Yahoo.
The ban was likely put in place after images from the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre were published on Flickr, a topic made taboo by the restrictive Chinese government. Yahoo did publicly state whether the images were put online by a Chinese resident or someone outside of the country. [Full Text]
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