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    Pinterest Now Blocked in China

    Pin no more. Pinterest, one of the few Western social media sites that had been accessible in China, has now been blocked. Censorship monitoring organization GreatFire noticed the image-sharing site has been unavailable there for the past seven days, indicating a deliberate blocking effort. It’s unclear why China might restrict access to Pinterest — best known for its users’ penchant for picture-perfect crafts, recipes and fantasy wedding boards — but the annual Two Sessions gathering of China’s governing classes currently taking place in Beijing could have something to do with it.

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