Domestic Blogs Closed and Blogspot Blocked in China
As reported by Reporters Without Borders, the two blog hosting sites, Blogbus.com and Blogcn.com, have been shutdown. These websites are not filtered or blocked through technical means, they are accessible to Internet users in China. However, the content has been removed and replaced with messages indicating that the websites themselves have been temporarily shut down. Further testing indicates that although www.blogspot.com is accessible, blogs hosted by blogspot.com, which are accessed through sub-domains (*.blogspot.com), are in fact, inaccessible to Internet users in China. Click Here to read the full bulletin.