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Unblock Social Media in Turkey

Mar 05, 2016 · 2 min read

Unblock Social Media in Turkey

[03-14-2016]Reuters reports that Ankara court has banned the use of Facebook and Twitter in Turkey after photos of explosion were shared on social media channels

What might happen next?

In recent past, the most frequent attack on freedom of speech in Turkey had been to block social media channels during the moments of political unrest.

It is believed the Turkish government would want to ban the popular social media tools because it is being used to sway opinions of the global audience. Is is problematic as Turkey has over 10 million Twitter Users and nearly 40 million Facebook users connecting on a daily basis and they need access to communicate with family and access the latest news. Blocks to access social media sites have been issued in the past in both Turkey and other countries experiencing political unrest.

Related: Chronology of Social Media Ban in Turkey 

How to unblock Social Media sites

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. A VPN service links users computer to a server in a country of their choice via encrypted tunnel – for example, a person can appear to be in the U.S., while they actually are in Turkey, and vice versa, simply by choosing a different VPN server location. A VPN service like NordVPN would allow you to substitute your current IP address with the IP address of ..say Sweden so you can connect to Twitter as if you were in Sweden.

A VPN encrypts your data through a secure tunnel before accessing the internet – this protects any sensitive information about your location by hiding your IP address.

NordVPN does not keep any logs and uses very powerful encryption to route your online data. This way you can protect yourself from data tracking or cyber attacks and maintain your anonymity on the internet whether you’re using a PC, laptop, smartphone, tablet, gaming consoles or any other device that requires an internet connection.

Related: Benefits of hiding your IP 

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Christina Craig
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Christina is a community manager and the heart, the voice and the soul of NordVPN. She is always up for a conversation with our community of users and blog readers.

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