[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
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.
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