On the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, Chinese officials have blocked the use of most social media sites. These include the likes of Twitter, Flickr, Bing as well as local sites fanfou.com, xiaonei.com and wordku.com.
China has had a long history of online censorship, since the introduction of the Golden Shield Project in 1998. Allegedly when important events are on the horizon, the Ministry of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China, will order certain websites to ‘close for maintenance’ in order to control any negative remarks being published.
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