The Great Firewall May Be Slowing Google+ Use in China

Posted Jun 30, 2011

Chinese authorities have possibly already censored Google’s days-old Google+ social platform. Sites like Facebook, Twitter and Youtube are blocked from viewing in mainland China. While the censored site is not actually blocked yet, its slow load time in China is likely the result of web throttling. Penn Olson’s Steven Millward reports that his computer registers a 26.7% info packets loss when he pings Google+ and that it would register a 100% loss if the site were actually blocked.