Posted by: Bruce Einhorn on March 24, 2009
Google has confirmed that YouTube once again is down in China, apparently a victim of Chinese censorship. The video-sharing service is a favorite target of China’s censors; see this Eye on Asia blog from 2007 about an earlier incident. According to this analysis in TelecomAsia, YouTube probably got in trouble this time for a clip from the Tibetan government in exile. I just spoke with John Pinette, the company’s Hong Kong-based spokesman. “We’re looking into it and hoping service is restored,” he says. The company won’t comment further.