Due to laws and regulations implemented by China, a number of social media and news websites are blocked, preventing individuals from gaining access to them.
Social media giants such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as websites such as YouTube and Google, are just some of the websites blocked in mainland China.
To remind those who visit China that these websites are blocked, a Chinese hotel put out a notice mentioning that Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Google, The New York Times and Bloomberg are all websites that are blocked “in accordance to regulations in China.”
Internet censorship in China is extensive, as dozens of regulations implemented by the government of China are enforced in mainland China.
As a result of these regulations and technologies, the internet censorship has been nicknamed the “Great Firewall of China.”
The Great Firewall of China limits access to foreign information, foreign internet websites and mobile apps, and it requires foreign companies to adapt to the country’s rules and regulations. In turn, China has put emphasis on bolstering domestic companies.