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Twitter Becomes Weaponized for Politics

Twitter Becomes Weaponized for Politics

Twitter’s ubiquity in the world of the internet and apps continues to reach stark heights. Depending on the follower count of one person, one line of information can be sent out to thousands of people at a time. If those thousands of people choose to re-tweet it, that information snowballs and finds an audience of […]

Twitter Unblocked in Turkey After High Court Rules the Ban Unlawful

Twitter Unblocked in Turkey After High Court Rules the Ban Unlawful

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that the nation’s ban on social media is going to be lifted. Not all social media is going to be allowed however. The announcement, that Twitter will be unblocked in Turkey, was made shortly after a high court ruling which stated that the ban breached individual freedom […]

Turkey Bans YouTube

Turkey Bans YouTube

The government of Turkey has officially banned YouTube just a few days after Twitter met the same fate. The decision to block YouTube was a result of the presence of leaked voice recordings of senior government officials discussing a probable military mission in Syria. According to a source close to the government, the recordings could […]

Twitter Cannot Be Banned Rules Turkish Court

Twitter Cannot Be Banned Rules Turkish Court

A Turkish court has ruled that Twitter cannot be banned by the government. The ban, which took place just last week, led to many companies and individuals angry over the move to push against freedom of expression. People around the world have started to fight for the rights of the Turkish people. The journalists’ union […]

Turkey Twitter Ban Recalls Books in the U.S. and Google in China

Turkey Twitter Ban Recalls Books in the U.S. and Google in China

On Thursday Turkey’s Telecommunication Authority put in place a ban on Twitter following a court ruling. The ban is a refortification of an earlier ruling, for which Twitter users had found a workaround. This comes in the wake of a corruption scandal focused on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of the AK Party, and the […]

Turkey Downs Syrian Warplane

Turkey Downs Syrian Warplane

Turkey is claiming that a Syrian warplane it downed Sunday was in violation of Turkish air space. Syria has protested, claiming that the aircraft was operating within Syrian air space, and that it was in pursuit of rebel fighters in the ongoing Syrian Civil War. The incident comes during a period of sour relations between […]

Twitter Ban Inspires Turkish Citizens to Invent Plan B

Twitter Ban Inspires Turkish Citizens to Invent Plan B

Thousands of Turkish citizens have invented other possible ways of airing their grievances to the whole world just a few hours after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that his government had officially banned the use of Twitter in the country. Before the ban, Erdogan had issued a series of threats after he was […]

Twitter Blocked in Turkey, YouTube and Facebook Are Next

Twitter Blocked in Turkey, YouTube and Facebook Are Next

Twitter is now blocked in Turkey and both YouTube and Facebook are next after the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that he will “eradicate” the social media platform possibly prior to the elections that are set to take place on March 30. The decision to shut down the microblogging service comes after audio […]

Turkey in Turmoil After Boy’s Death

Turkey in Turmoil After Boy’s Death

Turkey is in a turmoil in wake of fifteen year old boy’s death, nine months after a police tear gas struck him while he was on his way to buy bread. He was in coma for months before succumbing Tuesday. Protesters took to the streets in Istanbul and Ankara, as police again threw tear gas […]

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    A teenage stowaway has beaten the odds with his miraculous survival crossing the Pacific ocean. He was hidden in the flight wheel of a Hawaiian airlines plane. The boy, who has been taken into child services, was said to be unconscious for the entirety of the flight, which went from San Jose to Maui. The […]
    Sara Watson

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