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Turkey Bans Twitter After User Exposes Gov. Corruption

Turkey Bans Twitter After User Exposes Gov. Corruption

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ordered that Twitter be blocked in his country after an anonymous user posted audio recordings that appear to prove government corruption. Before the outage, Erdogan told supporters “We will wipe out Twitter. I don’t care what the international community says,” because that sounds like something someone who has nothing to hide would say. Just weeks ago, when Turkish citizens posted protest messages against his administrations, he threatened to ban both YouTube and Facebook. The government released a message following the Twitter ban that said that the social media company would not remove certain tweets and “as long as Twitter fails to change its attitude of ignoring court rulings and not doing what is necessary according to the law, technically, there might be no remedy but to block access in order to relief our citizens.” Twitter has responded by instructing users in Turkey on how to access the platform using SMS …

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