Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday September 28, 2014

China Blocks Instagram Over Pro-Democracy Protest Images

The Internet has been used in many ways over the years, some use it to promote freedoms and some to censor them. China hasn’t had the best of records when it comes to Internet freedom and it’s proving that again by blocking Instagram all across the China mainland over pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

The block on Instagram comes during the largest day for protests, with nearly 60,000 citizens from Hong Kong taking to the streets and protesting in favor of what they call "full democracy," a concept which likely doesn't include the censorship of internet sites.