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China blocks Instagram amid pro-democracy protest: Report

apps Updated: Sep 29, 2014 17:21 IST
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New reports suggest that the Facebook owned photo-sharing app, Instagram has been blocked in the Chinese mainland.

According to The Verge, China has blocked the app to prevent images of the demonstrations of the pro- democracy protest from reaching the mainland.

The site was one of a scarce few social networks that had avoided the attention of China's censors, but as photos of the protests flooded the image sharing service under the hashtag #OccupyCentral, it seems the government decided to pull the plug, report said.

Website monitoring services blockedinchina.net and greatfire.org both indicate that mainland China cannot access Instagram.