Tired of people circumventing social media blocks, Turkey calls for VPN ban

As of a few hours ago, there’s a new VPN ban in Turkey. Turkey’s Information and Communication Technologies Authority¬†has issued an order to Turkish Internet service providers (ISPs) telling them to institute a VPN ban. Many Turkish internet users were using VPNs to access social media platforms after Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube were blocked last … Continue reading “Tired of people circumventing social media blocks, Turkey calls for VPN ban”

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  • Nov 3, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, Net Neutrality, News,

WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube blocked in Turkey following arrest of pro-Kurdish political party HDP leaders

Social media sites Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube and messaging service¬†Whatsapp are currently being blocked across Turkey according to an incident report by Turkish Internet watchdog organization Turkey Blocks. Originally, Turkey was only blocking the original trifecta of social media sites: Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube. Confirmed: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube blocked by throttling in #Turkey – … Continue reading “WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube blocked in Turkey following arrest of pro-Kurdish political party HDP leaders”

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