Govt control of Turkish YouTube
Turkey said on Tuesday it had won a long-running battle to persuade the video-sharing website YouTube to operate under a Turkish web domain, giving Ankara a tighter rein over the site's content and requiring the firm to pay Turkish taxes. Ref. Source 3
Is it only western countries that keep the internet open for everyone? I read articles like this all the time where other countries are looking for ways to limit or sniffle what people can see or how they use the internet more so in the middle east.
Erdogan pushing Internet censorship forward:
The Turkish government plans to further tighten its firm grip on the Internet by monitoring user activity and blocking sites for "Privacy violations." Activists are calling this a reaction to anti-government protests. Ref. Source 5
How Turkey still tweets despite Twitter ban
Not long after Turkey's prime minister imposed a ban on Twitter, internet users in Turkey went on - what else? - Twitter to find ways to circumvent the blockade. Twitter and Turkish news media also shared some tips, as did Turkish residents through low-tech means such as graffiti and street posters. Ref. Source 7