Turkey Government Banned YouTubeAdded: Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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The Turkish government keeps trying to stop citizens talking about its corruption: after failing to completely shut down Twitter, they decided to do the same with YouTube. Just a week ago the government had to admit that its shutting down of Twitter was illegal, and now it is already banning the most popular video service, YouTube.
As usual, the main problem about YouTube was that it hosted a series of videos incriminating the Prime Minister of Turkey in a corruption scandal. The videos in question included wiretapped sound recordings where, for instance, the Prime Minister is telling his kid at home to hide huge amounts of money from the investigators. The sum is alleged to be about a couple of million dollars.
Now the government of the country is demanding that the videos were taken down, understanding that they would result in an informed population. As you can understand, an informed population wouldn’t vote for a person involved with a corruption scandal. Of course, Google refused Turkish requests to remove the videos and so the Prime Minister unleashed the hounds.
According to Google representatives, the company is receiving reports that Turkish users are not able to access YouTube in their home country. Google confirmed that there was no technical issue on its side and the company is looking into the situation. It seems like all Internet service providers in Turkey have been roped in to blocking the streaming service.
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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
|Users will still bypass such bans by vpns etc there is no way they can impose a Total Ban.|
|posted by (2014-04-03 09:39:52)|
|my daughter lives in turkey is it heading to allout chaos ???|
|posted by (2014-04-03 10:24:02)|
|It means Officially banned.|
Youtube really want to suicide.
Other companies will earn benefits.
|posted by (2014-04-03 12:14:21)|
|1 yup its also to easy even kinds from kindergarden can do it|
|posted by (2014-04-03 18:33:42)|
|Its time for youtube, may be temporarily.|
|BAN Youtube? OK it's your country... lol!|
|Typical muslim naievety, you can't ban Youtube Erdogan you stupid radical muslim moron! And that folks is the leader of turkey for ya right there lol, he is as radical as they come! Someone please hang or shoot this guy already....|
|its easy to get around these bans, just like i do in the uk to come here...|
this morning while logging in i was refused with a notice saying my ip address was banned, but here i am, do we really care what happens in turkey anyway?
|#9: You're right, no one cares about turkey anyway!|
|posted by (2014-04-08 12:02:07)|
|Maybe he Turkey will ban Facebook next. People can still talk about it on Facebook.||
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