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.
"It is our understanding that Flickr users in China are not able to see
images on Flickr, and we have confirmed that this is not a technical issue on
our end," a
Yahoo Hong Kong spokesperson said in an e-mail to Reuters.
quote: Look a little closer to home before using the word 'atrocities', yeah?
quote: I was making a reference to slave labour and how in usa's infancy they may have done some stupid stuff just like china may be doing now.
quote: chinese society is still in its infancy