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IS Video Prompts Turkish Social Media Blackout

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Turkish authorities imposed a social media blackout following Friday's release of the Islamic State (IS) video purportedly showing two Turkish soldiers being burned alive. For several hours, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube all were blocked. After the blanket ban was lifted, internet service reportedly was slow across the country and all sites showing the video were blocked. Turkish mainstream media did not report on the video. While there has been no official Turkish reaction to the...

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