China known for being strict has reportedly banned popular phone application Instagram because of its overwhelming politically charged coverage of pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong. Social media outlets have been flooded with the protests.
These demonstrations in Hong Kong have created a messy spectical with citizens being tear gassed and maced. Images of these events are all over the internet. China is doing its best to filter the events that are taking place.
These protests were the result of the governments choice to only allow their pre-approved candidates to run for political authority.