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Twitter blocks three whistleblower accounts in Turkey

22
Apr
2014

Today, Twitter instituted countrywide blocks in Turkey on three accounts, which Turkish courts had ruled were in violation of the countrys laws. The three accounts (two of which used the same Haramzadeler monkier) played a major role in leaking incriminating details about government corruption. Now, the government has settled for simply blocking the accounts for Twitter users registered as Turkish. On its public policy account, Twitter was quick to emphasize that it complies with all court orders from local governments, and that all the private user data for the accounts was still protected.

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