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Despite ban in the nation, there are still 63 million Facebook users in China

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Sep 2012 0:30 User comments (4)

Despite ban in the nation, there are still 63 million Facebook users in China According to a new report, there are still 63 million Facebook users in China, despite a government ban on social networking services.
Twitter users jumped to 35.5 million, as well.

It appears Chinese citizens access the sites via certain proxy servers, alluding the so-called Great Firewall set up by the government in the nation to censor the Web.

Tom Smith, founder of GlobalWebIndex: "It only takes a little bit of desk research to discover that what is called the Great Firewall is actually much more porous than the Chinese government would like to admit."

Of course, native Chinese social networks are much more popular, with Tencent's Qzone reaching 286.3 million users and Sina's Weibo (Twitter equivalent) reaching 264.1 million users.

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4 user comments

128.9.2012 0:54

"Eluding", not "alluding".

228.9.2012 8:20

Appalling country. Absolutely despicable.

328.9.2012 13:25

Actually most country's do this.

Let me explain in canada and in the u.k harry potter and the sorcerers stone is called harry potter and the philosophers stone so there citizens dont think about witch craft and magic recently as well they started punishing people for downloading torrents.

now look at china there afraid if they give them freedom of speech and expression that the people will leave the country and the country will fall into chaos this is why they block sites like Facebook and twitter because if it cannot be controlled by the goverment they dont want it there (seems like the u.k changing harry potters book name huh)


428.9.2012 22:04

Originally posted by megadunderhead:
Actually most country's do this.

Let me explain in canada and in the u.k harry potter and the sorcerers stone is called harry potter and the philosophers stone so there citizens dont think about witch craft and magic recently as well they started punishing people for downloading torrents.



That had absolutely nothing to do with censorship and everything to do with marketing. The original title Rowling chose was harry potter and the philosopher's stone. The title was changed to sorcerer's stone in the US because the US publishers thought sorcerer's was a more eye catching word than philosopher's.


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