Rise in Herdict reporting of YouTube in China

After digging through some data over here at Herdict, we’ve come to an interesting question that we’d love your help with. Between April 6th and May 22nd of this year, we had a massive amount of reporting of accessibility and inaccessibility for YouTube.com in China.

Since YouTube has been blocked by the “Great Firewall” for some time now, the reports from China concerning the site have mostly been negligible. The reporting activity shot up quickly, maintained an unusually high level for a month, and then quickly declined back to the “normal” low reporting levels.

Herdict reporting data for youtube.com in China

We’ve been unaware of any specific activity happening in China concerning YouTube during the past few months, and would love to hear from you if you know about any events that may have caused this spike. Go to the Herdict Discussion Board and let know what you think.

About the Author: Alex Fayette

Alex is a Junior at Yale University who is currently an intern with the Berkman Center for Internet and Society @ Harvard Law School. His focus this summer is with Herdict.org and also with other Berkman projects falling under the Freedom of Expression umbrella. He is majoring in Economics and Physics, and loves singing and aviation on the side.

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