Social media platform, Pintrest blocked in China

Image-curation website Pinterest has become the latest social media service blocked in China, checks on censorship monitoring websites indicated today. For years, Pinterest has been freely accessible in China, because its users typically don’t share content that would rattle Chinese censors.
People mostly use the site to pin images and tips on home decor, hair styles, cooking, wedding planning and fashion.

However, according to watchdog group, which monitors censorship and accessibility of websites in China, the Pinterest block started earlier this month.

The timing coincided with China’s annual National People’s Congress, a sensitive time in Beijing when China’s top leadership and thousands of delegates gather to set the country’s political and economic course for the year.

Pinterest’s ban fits a pattern of China blocking sites that compete with emerging local rivals

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