Turkey continues to limit social media exposure throughout the country. In latest news, back way entrance to communications platforms such as twitter is now blocked through Google DNS. Youtube could potentially be blocked next for not deleting videos that claim corruption within the government.
The prime minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan released a statement that the banning is a “preemptive measure” due to people in the past spreading allegations of corruption within government and prevent hostile actions from extremists. On Thursday March 20th, Turkish citizens found themselves unable to access twitter and started using Google DNS service as a loophole. The government caught on and removed the ability to access Google DNS. VPN and other DNS services are being used to access Twitter.