Foursquare Blocked in China After Millions Check in to Tiananmen Square

by Ferman Aziz

After a Facebook ban in Pakistan and Bangladesh, China has blocked access to another social networking tool ‘Foursquare’ after a huge number of users were checking in to Tiananmen Square on the site. It’s the 21st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre when more than 3000 protestors including students protesting against Communism were shot and killed by the Chinese police on 4th June, 1989.

The incident remains a taboo topic in the country and increased traffic on Foursquare’s Tiananmen Square invoked a ban from the government which had blocked access to Twitter, Flickr and Hotmail on last year’s anniversary of the event.

Users re published the checkins to Twitter and Facebook and defied the ban with full force.

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