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    YouTube blocked in China

    BEIJING, China (CNN) -- China has blocked the popular video-sharing Web site YouTube but did not offer a reason for the ban.

    Google, which owns YouTube, said it began noticing a decline in traffic from China about noon Monday.

    By early Wednesday, site users insider China continued to encounter an error message: "Network Timeout. The server at youtube.com is taking too long to respond."

    "We do not know the reason for the blockage and we are working as quickly as possible to restore access to our users," said Scott Rubin, a spokesman for Google, which owns YouTube.

    It's not the first time users in China have been unable to access the site. In March 2008, China blocked YouTube during riots in Tibet.

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    Many in the country speculated the latest ban may be an attempt to filter access to footage that a Tibetan exile group released. The videos show Tibetans being kicked and beaten, allegedly by Chinese police officers after the riots.
    YouTube blocked in China - CNN.com

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    Re: YouTube blocked in China

    And this surprises anyone?
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    Re: YouTube blocked in China

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    And this surprises anyone?
    And if Obama has his way, we'll have the same thing here. But first, he's got to kick that pesky Rush off the air with his Fairness Doctrine.

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    Re: YouTube blocked in China

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    And if Obama has his way, we'll have the same thing here. But first, he's got to kick that pesky Rush off the air with his Fairness Doctrine.
    Oh Bull****, there is nothing that Obama has done to restrict the media. Give me a break you partisan hack.

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    Re: YouTube blocked in China

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    And this surprises anyone?
    The release of the video was apparently timed to subvert the CCP's farcical "Serfs Emancipation Day" on March 28, when the genocidal Mao Zedong and his PLA came and "liberated" the Tibetans. Youtube will remain blocked through the end of the month - at least.
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    Re: YouTube blocked in China

    ****...

    I was wondering why nothing was loading. Damnit!

    They probably did it because of the anniversary of Tibet's takeover. I hope this is temporary. Damn hacks.

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    Re: YouTube blocked in China

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    ****...

    I was wondering why nothing was loading. Damnit!

    They probably did it because of the anniversary of Tibet's takeover. I hope this is temporary. Damn hacks.
    I will likely go through the 20th anniversary of Tian'anmen on June 4th at least.
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