Pinterest, the social media platform popular for letting users share, or pin, items of interest to a virtual board has now been banned.
Reason was because Pinterest’s fits a pattern of China restricting access to sites that compete with emerging local businesses.
Facebook, Youtube, Google, Yahoo, Twitter, are among high ranking sites that have been blocked in mainland China.
Greatfire.org, a watchdog group responsible for monitoring the censorship and accessibility of websites in China, said that the block started earlier this March.
Prior to this month, Pinterest was freely accessible in China, because its users typically didn’t share content that would rattle Chinese censors.
However, following the ban, a lot of users are forced go around the firewall using series of programming genius.