Foursquare has become the latest victim of the Great Firewall of China â€” at least temporarily. According to numerous tweets, the site (and API) has been blocked since last night throughout China.
The block is presumed to be a reaction to numerous users checking in at Tian’anmen Square to commemorate the anniversary of 1989′s Tian’anmen Square Massacre. That event occurred June 3rd and 4th.
Users have been posting “tips” to the venue regarding the anniversary, many of them along these lines:
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å‹¿å¿˜å›½è€»ï¼Œå‹¿å¿˜å…å›› (Do not forget national humiliation, not to forget the 64)
They’ve also added shouts to their checkins that have been automatically posted to Twitter and Facebook. Both those sites have been blocked in China since last year.