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Rachel Lu

** China Unblocks Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, But With a Twist **

By Rachel Lu on April 1, 2013

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[With April 1 now past, /Tea Leaf Nation's/ editors would simply like to
caution: please note the date of publication. We hope you had a lively
April Fool's Day!]

The Chinese government announced that it will allow domestic users to
access Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, while also lifting censorship
controls on domestic social networks such as Sina Weibo. However, Chinese
users will be required to pay a monthly subscription fee for the privilege.

This move may signify the crumbling of the Great Firewall of China, the
system that currently prevents Chinese users from visiting many restricted
sites overseas. China is one of only four countries in the world that
restricts access to Facebook.

While there have been many false dawns before, including a visit by
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to China in 2012, the Chinese government seems
to be serious about


Source: www.tealeafnation.com/2013/04/china-unblocks-facebook-twitter-and-youtube-but-with-a-twist-2/


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