Flickr is blocked in China

The Web photo-sharing site says that it hasn't determined why its image servers aren't accessible to users in China.

By Farhad Manjoo

Published June 8, 2007 10:38PM (EDT)

A blog at says that Flickr has been blocked in China since Thursday. The site is loading up for users in China, but the images aren't appearing, because Flickr's two image servers -- and -- can't get through. Over on the Flickr forum, Flickr staffers say the problem is "not a technical issue from our end." They add, "We hope that this is a temporary issue and we currently believe that it will be. In the meantime, we are investigating our alternatives."

The sophiesworld blogger adds, "Image-only filtering is shameful and humiliating."

[Via Waxy.]

Farhad Manjoo

Farhad Manjoo is a Salon staff writer and the author of True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-Fact Society.

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