Online Publishing Platform Blocked in ChinaAdded: Saturday, April 16th, 2016
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An American online publishing platform called Medium has recently been blocked in China. This information was provided by the users and tests by Reuters, the latest service to be affected as China exerts greater control over the worldwide web.
The platform allows its users, including companies and media outlets, to publish blog posts that readers are allowed to annotate. Medium has rendered inaccessible for a few days already. No explanations were provided why the service was blocked. The incident occurred after one of the posts on San Francisco-based Medium was widely shared on Chinese social media. It was a Medium post about the Panama Papers leak that detailed the offshore wealth of some countries’ (including China) leaders and their relatives. The government was quick to move to block access to coverage of the matter and censor reports on the Internet about it.
In addition, last week the platform said that over a dozen media outlets would start publishing on it. Apparently, this turn of events would have allowed publications whose websites are blocked in the country to reach Chinese users anyway.
So, if the ban is confirmed, Medium would become just another website already blocked in China. It should be noted that the blogging platforms WordPress and Google’s Blogger also faced the same fate. Moreover, the sites of some large media outlets are also blocked in China – for example, the Economist and Time, which were both blocked a few days ago after they published articles critical of President Xi Jinping. We must remind you that under Xi, China has tightened control on the Internet and was trying to codify that policy in the law.
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