This week marks the sensitive anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests and Chinese authorities are doing their best to stifle any kind of memorials and this has extended to online blocks against Google and LinkedIn, the latter of which only launched in the country a few months ago.
Blocks “have just recently been imposed upon us within China,” says LinkedIn while Google’s search is inaccessible at this time.
On Monday, activist site GreatFire.org reported on the blocks and says it is unclear if this censorship is temporary or not.
But because the block has lasted for 4 days, it’s more likely that Google will be severely disrupted and barely usable from now on.
Google has responded to confirm that it not a problem on their end.