China blocks Instagram amid pro-democracy protest: Report
New reports suggest that the Facebook owned photo-sharing app, Instagram has been blocked in the Chinese mainland.apps Updated: Sep 29, 2014 17:21 IST
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.
First Published: Sep 29, 2014 17:19 IST