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Oddest thing happened. For some reason, I can't access the forum or the Wiki anymore--and this is only for things related to TDM.
I tried opening in another browser, no go. Attempted thru a VPN, nothing. Only thing that works is on my mobile or by using Tor. (This just started sometime earlier this week. )
I'm wondering if it's because I'm in Vietnam, they do block a lot of sites and addresses--sometimes randomly.

Has anyone else had weirdness like this before?

 

-mmijimm

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Yeah, it's still blocked. You gotta love communism!  Of course socialist Russia is just as bad (I was there for three years from 2015 and on) for doing this.
But aside from things live Voice of America, BBC, and AP News--sites you'd expect--they also block the oddest ones as well.
I noticed that for bulletin boards and forums, it just takes one comment being noticed and disliked, and then BAM! The whole site is blocked. 
So I guess that's what happened here. It just caught me by surprise.

(Who is the rapscallion who voiced slanderous commentary and caused issue `tween TDM and an ASEAN nation? Stand forth, ye braggart!)

Was just sent this article:

Facebook threatened to be shut down in Vietnam

November 20, 2020

Vietnam Threatens to Shut Down Facebook in the country because it has failed to block more political content on its website, Reuters reported, citing an unidentified senior company official.

Facebook agreed to step up censorship of anti-government posts in April, the official said, according to Reuters.

The government in August made another request for the company to block content critical of the state, it said.

“Over the past few months, we’ve faced additional pressure from the government to restrict more content,” Facebook said in an email statement. “However, we will do everything we can to ensure that our services remain available so people can continue to express themselves.”

Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

By John Boudreau


 

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