Chinese 'netizens' inundate Obama's Google+ page?
President Obama's page on Google's
social network site has been inundated with messages in Chinese after
restrictions in China were removed.
Every current topic on Mr Obama's Google+ page attracted hundreds of Chinese
Some contributors made jokes; others said they were occupying the site in the
style of western Occupy campaigns.
Google+ is normally blocked in China along with other social media that the
authorities deem unacceptable.
Since Google+ was launched in 2011, software known informally as the Great
Firewall had appeared to block it within China.
But on 20 February 2012 internet-users in many parts of China found they
could gain access to the site - prompting some to suggest occupying it, in a
tongue-in-cheek reference to the Occupy Wall Street campaign.
On 24 and 25 February, to the consternation of American readers, every
current topic on President Obama's 2012 election campaign page attracted
hundreds of comments, apparently from China.
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