San Francisco – China has blocked the Foursquare mobile location-based
service, purportedly due to users "checking in" to Tiananmen
Square to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the student protest massacre,
CNET News.com reports.
"There were a lot of people checking into Tiananmen Square and posting tips/protest messages to the
venue," Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai told CNET.
sites including Flickr, Twitter, Blogger and WordPress faced crackdowns by the
Chinese government in connection with the 20th anniversary of Tiananmen