Guatemala takes dubious top honor

One of the questions we’ve been asking ourselves over here at Herdict is “How effective are we at monitoring filtering on the web in real time?”  Today we’ve encountered a new data point. It appears that Guatemala has begun filtering the popular blogging site WordPress. And, Herdict has been right there tracking the blockage. The [...]

Herdict at work in China, again

China is back in the spotlight here at Herdict again. Over the past day the number of Herdict visitors from China has quadrupled and overtaken visitors from the US. What’s driving this? Users are reporting to Herdict that Google, Gmail and YouTube are inaccessible. This morning a Bloomberg article, citing Herdict data, is reporting that [...]

What’s Inaccessible in Iran?

If you’re paying attention to the news (or even if you aren’t), it would be hard to miss what’s happening in Iran.  As the press is stifled and Web sites are blocked, activists turn to Twitter to ensure their voices will be heard.  We’ve been noticing many reports from the Iranian Twittersphere on Web sites [...]

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