China blocks YouTube over Tibet videos

YouTube in China has 210 million users
BEIJING But access has been blocked after videos on the site showed foreign news reports about protests that erupted Friday in capital of Tibet. Montages of photos were also blocked, as well as scenes from Tibet-related protests abroad.

Internet users trying to call up YouTube saw only a blank screen.

Chinese leaders encourage Internet use for education and business. But they use online filters to block access to material considered subversive or pornographic.


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