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Turkey's Twitter Ban Backfires as Millions Find Workarounds

The Turkish government’s attempt to block Twitter has largely backfired, analysts and social media watchers say. Not even a day after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the social media service would be “eradicated” from the country, Turks were still actively tweeting by the millions through a variety of workarounds. A Turkish website,, said 2.5 million tweets had been posted since the ban, reportedly setting traffic records in Turkey. Twitter has a reported 10...

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