Last week we reported that Twitter was banned in Turkey, and now YouTube has joined a growing list of social networks being prohibited there. The YouTube decision came just hours after someone leaked a recording of a conversation among Turkey’s foreign minister, spy chief, and a top general discussing war plans with Jihadist militants in Syria.
YouTube and Google knew this was likely coming, because of Turkey’s attempt to block Google’s domain name system (DNS) last week.
Here’s a glimpse at the conversation on Twitter:
BREAKING: Youtube ban is rolling out in Turkey right now. https://t.co/Ma6OehDSit
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) March 27, 2014
BREAKING: Turkish news reports: government is moving to block YouTube in Turkey.
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 27, 2014
Meanwhile on YouTube in Turkey pic.twitter.com/axrCVrCOiI
— Russian Market (@russian_market) March 27, 2014
YouTube has been blocked in Turkey as a newly leaked recording purportedly includes Turkey's intell… http://t.co/u51LooYufz
— Reddit Politics (@RedditPol) March 27, 2014
As with Twitter, the Turkish people are flooding social media sites to figure out workarounds so that they can continue using Twitter and YouTube. The Hashtag #YouTubeBlockedInTurkey is currently trending on Twitter. Here’s some of that conversation:
— çapulcu (@SuzannSuzii) March 27, 2014
— Enes TAHİR (@enestahir03) March 27, 2014
— Damla (@dmlhnm) March 27, 2014
— bt35 (@direnbuki) March 27, 2014
Is Facebook next?