Can’t use Twitter in China? What’s wrong with it? Why can’t you use Twitter in China? It was not only the Facebook that was blocked by the Chinese Great Firewall in 2009, but it was Twitter and YouTube as well that were in the list of the social sites that might provoke the riots happened in 2009.
Reasons Why Twitter is Blocked in China
It is for the social well-being of the people that social sites like Twitter have been blocked by the Chinese internet censorship.
This is what the Chinese government has stated after blocking the different online social media websites in China. Yes, this is true that in China the internet does not work the way it works around the globe. Chinese people have their national websites that keep them away from all the other prominent sites around the world. Due to Chinese internet censorship, Chinese people cannot use Facebook, cannot search on Google, cannot buffer videos on YouTube, and they cannot also tweet on the Twitter. The reason stated by the government is simple, “We are preventing our people from the all the wrong social threats going over the internet.”
It is not only Twitter, but there are around 1.4 million websites that have been blocked by the Chinese GFW. However, using Twitter is not the difficult in China. All you got to do is to subscribe to a VPN service and get connected with the server that is outside the mainland of China. Continue Reading