Reports suggest that the Chinese may have blocked the official website of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, it has allowed access to former Congress President Rahul Gandhi official website.
The country of China, especially under the current regime. It is known to heavily censor the information coming in and going out of the country. It has for long regulated domestic internet usage and has blocked access to many websites. That would possibly contain information against the Communist party. This is often termed as the Great Firewall of China.
This practice regarded as the most successful internet blockage in the world. Even as it restricts access to widely used platforms such as Google and Whatsapp. Apart from that, The social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook from where dissent originates nowadays have also blocked in the country.
Various devices are available on the Internet outside China. Who will tell us if a particular website is blocked or banned in the People’s Republic of China. This is known as the Great Chinese Firewall Test. Tensions between the two countries are rising along the Line of Actual Control following violent clashes on Monday evening. News media portal Opindia decided to run the Great Chinese Firewall test.
In the test, the websites of Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi tested. It revealed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s website failed the test. Because it banned in many provinces of China. However, the official website of opposition leader Rahul Gandhi passed this test and hence it available in the People’s Republic of China.
The portal has also released screen grubs of testing. If anyone wants to do cross validation, they have removed the link to the Great Chinese Firewall Test. In addition, another online tool similar to Firewall Test, View DNS, also provides similar results for both websites. Which led to the conclusion that the Chinese blocked the Prime Minister’s website. Whereas it has allowed access to the website of opposition leader Rahul Gandhi.
Source – Google