In Turkey, Twitter Roars After Effort to Block It

It is a sign of the difficulty of banning Twitter in the age of Twitter that within hours of the Turkish government’s attempt to block the social media site, President Abdullah Gul was one of thousands of Turks who protested the ban — using Twitter.”Shutting down social media platforms cannot be approved,” Mr. Gul posted on Twitter on Friday, adding that “it is not technically possible to fully block access to globally active platforms like Twitter, anyway.” see:Court documents reveal the online speech Turkey was trying to block
A defamation case against a blog and Twitter account critical of the prime minister’s party appears to have contributed to the Turkish Twitter ban.

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