For the second time, Google reported that China was totally blocked from using the search engine and other services such as Google’s blogging tools and YouTube video site.
It was a worry for Google because mainland China is a key market where the company has been locked in a high-profile battle over online censorship.
However, that was a false alarm. Google backed off the claim after posting a notice of blockage in their page.
Internet users in China check the Google engine and found out that there was no blockage.
“Because of the way we measure accessibility in China, it’s possible that our machines could overestimate the level of blockage. It appears now that users in China are accessing our properties normally,” a Google spokesman said.
China had recently won the renewal of their Google’s license last month. After all, experts have long noted that China’s system of Internet monitoring and filtering is perhaps the most extensive, sophisticated and secretive in the world.
On the other hand, Google is at risk of cutting connections to China because of unmaintained censorship to its engines.