28 September 2010

Shine a little light

Google reports that the service has been blocked in at least 17 countries since 2007. China, for example, has blocked YouTube since March of last year after a video appeared on the site showing Chinese police beating Tibetans in Lhasa in 2008.

Once researchers start poring through the data, they will be able to track more precisely governments’ efforts to clamp down on information.