Richard Patterson is the Founder of Comparitech and has spent the last 13 years building online businesses in the US and UK which empower consumers looking to purchase tech products and services.
Is Youtube blocked in China? Yes, Youtube is blocked in China. The video sharing website has been blocked in China since 2009, and was among one of the first social media websites to get blocked by the Great Firewall of China. Youtube, which is owned by Google, allows users to access videos created by users from […]
Is Medium blocked in China? Yes, Medium is blocked in China. The somewhat new and increasingly popular blogging website has been blocked in China since April 10, 2016. China has been in the practice of blocking blogging websites for several years now. Other popular blogging websites such as Blogger and Tumblr are also blocked, as […]
Is FastMail blocked in China? No, FastMail is not blocked in China. To date, China does block several email services. Most notably, Google’s Gmail service has been blocked in the country since 2015. However, Fastmail is currently not an email service counted among them. China has a history of blocking, filtering and monitoring content. […]
Is Outlook blocked in China? Yes and no. Outlook may be blocked in China, but there are conflicting reports of the accuracy here. Although Microsoft has a good working relationship with the Chinese government, some email services are blocked in China. In particular, Google’s Gmail service has been blocked since 2015. It is also possible […]
Is Flickr blocked in China? Yes, Flickr is currently blocked in mainland China. This block appears to have started in early July, 2014, in an attempt by the Chinese government to block pro-democracy protests occurring in Hong Kong from spreading to mainland China. Flickr follows suit for other well-known social media and sharing websites, such […]
Is Twitter blocked in China? Yes, Twitter is blocked in China. Anyone who attempts to access the Twitter website will immediately see an error page. The app’s feed will not refresh and new tweets cannot be posted. Twitter was first blocked in China in 2009. This was preceded by a number of riots in the […]
Is StrongVPN blocked in China? StrongVPN’s website is blocked in China, but its VPN service is still accessible. In fact, StrongVPN is one of several VPN services that we have tested that work in China. On January 23, 2015, StrongVPN posted an update on their blog that they were working on trying to get server […]