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China and Iran Lead World in Blocking Web 2.0

Herdict, an Internet censorship tracking service launched by Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, has started aggregating their user-reported Internet blockages. Iran and China stand out in the reported number of blockages of Facebook, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube. Interestingly, Mexico has quite a few blockages as well. Check out the site for more detailed
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Herdict: Real time tracking of Internet censorship

The recent blockage of YouTube in China brought a hitherto little-known site to prominence. That site, Herdict, is  brainchild of Jonathan Zittrain, author and Internet academic extraordinaire, who wanted to unleash Web 2.0 tools for tracking online censorship. A collaborative approach to reporting of Internet blocks can be particularly useful in countries like China, where
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