Herdict at work in China, again

China is back in the spotlight here at Herdict again. Over the past day the number of Herdict visitors from China has quadrupled and overtaken visitors from the US. What’s driving this? Users are reporting to Herdict that Google, Gmail and YouTube are inaccessible.

This morning a Bloomberg article, citing Herdict data, is reporting that China may have blocked Google due to its “links to vulgar and pornographic content, violating the country’s laws.”

Herdict’s current report on China is available here. Keep those reports coming in of both accessible and inaccessible sites. The Chinese interface to Herdict is available here.

About the Author: lmiyakawa

Laura Miyakawa is the Project Manager for Herdict. In this role, she directs the tactics and the long term strategy for the site. Prior to joining the Berkman Center, Laura worked with the Boston Consulting Group, developing strategies for high tech clients up and down the East coast. While at BCG, she had the opportunity to work in outback Australia on a Welfare Reform pilot. Recently, she worked as a commercialization associate at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, where she handled all patenting and licensing decisions for the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. Laura holds bachelors and masters degrees in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and MIT, respectively.

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