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Famous code sharing website GitHub is now blocked in China

GitHub joins the blocked in China club, joins the ranks of over 2600 other sites

By Charles Gantt on Jan 21, 2013 11:57 am CST - 0 mins, 36 secs reading time

GitHub, the popular code sharing repository, has been caught up in the Great Firewall of China. The news was first reported by Hacker News at around 1:40 a.m. Monday morning.

Famous code sharing website GitHub is now blocked in China | TweakTown.com

As of today, Chinese developers, as well as anyone else in the country, are unable to access the project and code sharing site. GitHub, a San Francisco based company, allows developers to share code and creates an easy way to fork existing projects without losing previous code.

GitHub joins the ranks of giants such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ that cannot be accessed in China. We do not know how many total sites are blocked, but Wikipedia claims that over 2600 sites are blocked in the People's Republic of China.

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A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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