Turkey blocks Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube

Turkey blocks Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube
Analysts believe that social media throttling allows authorities to gain a certain degree of control over narrative.
Access was being blocked by social media throttling.

Access to social media sites Twitter and WhatsApp was blocked in Turkey on November 4  at 1.20am, local timing, an internet monitoring group said, following the detentions of 11 pro-Kurdish lawmakers in the mainly Kurdish southeast overnight.

Access was being blocked by throttling, an expert from the monitoring group Turkey Blocks said, a method of slowing certain websites to the point where they are unusable.

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Analysts believe that social media throttling is being implemented in Turkey frequently following national emergencies like terror attacks to suppress media coverage, which further provides authorities control over narrative, reported Turkey Blocks.

Source by deccanchronicle…

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