Turkey Has Banned Twitter (from Gizmodo)

Turkey Has Banned Twitter

Turkey’s Internet watchdog has blocked Twitter, following threats by its Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan fuelled by the network’s ability to carry rumors about government corruption.

It’s a bold and draconian move from a country desperate to join the EU—which means it joins the ranks of Syria, North Korea and Iran on a list of authoritarian states which hate 140-character messages. Turkey is, in fact, one of the top 10 users of Twitter world-wide, boasting millions of active users, so it comes as a major blow.

Full Article: http://gizmodo.com/turkey-has-banned-twitter-1548628086?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

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