Google disrupted in China, once again
Google has experienced a precipitous drop in traffic from China, which a Web-monitoring group attributed to the search engine being “blocked” by the government.
Data provided by Google’s Transparency Report shows a sharp drop off in traffic — to roughly half the normal amount — to Google’s Web sites as of early this morning California time.
GreatFire.org, which performs real-time monitoring, suggested that the drop meant the Chinese government is “one step closer to fully separating the Chinanet from the Internet.”
It wasn’t immediately clear whether the block was intended to be…