Pinterest Is Banned From China!
Pinterest used to be a popular place for letting users share, or pin, items of interest to a virtual board.But China has another point!
People used the site to pin images on their home wall, cooking, wedding planning and fashion and many other interests. The ban comes to decrease local competition in the local fields. "China's censorship has effectively become a tool of industrial policy to discriminate against foreign competitors," said Cho-Wen Chu, a professor at Taiwan's Chinese Culture University.
The Pinterest block started earlier this month, according to China's monitors censorship and accessibility of websites in China. The ban will with no doubt has a huge advantage for local social competitors such as baidu, Youku and Weibo.