Originally posted by huckleberryhound I found out about China blocking instagram topics about the HongKong protests from my bbc app. Seems China is allowing the app to keep me up to date with the protests as they happen.
If it's blocking instagram, how is that "allowing the app to keep you up to date"?
Originally posted by divegeester If it's blocking instagram, how is that "allowing the app to keep you up to date"?
Exactly what i thought. We'll see what happens tomorrow when the main protest kicks off on China's national day. My guess it's a language and traffic thing. Twitter was only blocked after it was used for protest organisation.
Strange but true (and un nervingly coincidental) the story dropped from the app later in the evening, also i posted about the live text (as it happens tweets and comments), and it dropped a couple of hours later. I've made a mental note never to mention any porn i come across, just to be on the safe side.
It is easy as a westerner to go straight for the conspiracy theory, but it would be educational to have someone in the west to also have the app so we could compare.
As we're seriously considering moving here, i've become more aware of the things here that i'd miss. A few Tb's of movies and the complete episodes of QI would be a "must bring", for a start.