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Was China's Blocking of Google a Mistake or a Test?

DavidGilbert99 (2607235) writes | about a year and a half ago

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DavidGilbert99 writes "Google.com, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Drive, Google Play and more were inaccessible from mainland China for up to 12 hours on Friday evening/Saturday morning. Was this a simple mistake, or a test to see what the public's reaction would be?

Simply blocking Google.com and its related sub-domains such as (mail.google.com, play.google.com, maps.google.com etc) could potentially have been a mistake, but adding Google.com.kk and Google Analytics (which would require tow separate actions) suggests it was no mistake).

Chinese authorities could be trying to gauge public opinion on the blocking of Google and Gmail ahead of a more widespread censorship in the future."

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