China’s government is cracking down on social media and online news outlets in an effort to silence dissent.
As a result, hundreds of thousands of people are missing online and offline.
In the past few months, China has censored more than 300,000 news sites and more than 400,000 social media sites, according to a new report from the US-based group Reporters Without Borders.
The report also found that more than 10,000 websites have been shut down.
Some of the sites have faced criminal charges, while others have been banned outright, while some have been blocked completely.
The crackdown on social networking sites comes amid the ongoing debate in China over a sweeping campaign to crack down on online dissent, dubbed “Great Firewall.”
As part of the campaign, the government has cracked down on websites that are critical of the government, including websites that criticize the Communist Party.
Some websites are also critical of foreign companies that have done business in China, including Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft.
Many of these companies have responded by launching new social media platforms, such as WeChat and LINE.
However, the crackdown on online news sites has also been a concern for foreign news outlets, such the BBC and Al Jazeera.
In May, the BBC said it was suspending its Chinese-language service after a number of online stories were deemed critical of President Xi Jinping’s regime.
Since then, the network has also suspended news coverage of Chinese state-owned companies and organizations.
The BBC said that while the network would continue to publish news, it would not be able to carry out the editorial work.
Other news outlets have also faced problems with censorship.
In April, a number said they had been blocked from accessing a popular English language news website, The Washington Post.
The website has been offline since then, and the site’s owner, Peter Schweizer, said he was unsure of how long the website would be unavailable.
The US-born journalist, who also writes for The New Yorker, was one of the first reporters to report on the use of social media to organize protests against Xi’s rule.
The site was later shut down in July.
In September, Al Jazeera English was temporarily suspended in China after the network announced plans to expand its coverage of the country, according an Al Jazeera story on the matter.
In February, The Associated Press announced it was closing down its newsroom in China amid the crackdown.
The newsroom, located in the Beijing bureau, had been used to cover a wide range of foreign and domestic news, from the ongoing crackdown on human rights, to political and economic developments.
The AP reported that it will remain closed until a “new and better newsroom” can be found.
Reporters without Borders’ report follows similar reports from a number other media outlets.
The United Nations Human Rights Council, which monitors the situation in China with a global mandate, has called on the government to stop the crackdown, calling the censorship “completely disproportionate.”
The council has also called for the establishment of a special court to investigate alleged violations of the constitution.