Facebook — the Face of Western Media

Facebook has over 2.23 billion active users worldwide, with primarily no footprint in China. That’s because Facebook is banned in China, along with many other global social media providers.

Facebook is blocked in China because of the July 2009 Urumqi Riot, a riot that killed over 200 civilians and injured thousands more.

After the riot, the Chinese Government found that their main source of coordination was done through Facebook. A couple thousand people were involved, so the Government went to Facebook, and asked them to cooperate with the Police.

Facebook replied, “Meh, freedom fighters. Those dead women and children are just unfortunate collateral in the fight for freedom.”

The Chinese Government said, you have a week to change your mind.

Facebook replied, “forget it, we’re not changing our commitment to free speech” and China said, bye-bye and so instituting the most strictest internet censorship in the world, nicknamed “The Great Firewall of China,” and had resulted in a long list of site blockings: Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Youtube, Pinterest, Google and Reddit also all among the banned site list.

~ by Joel Huan on July 1, 2019.

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