First YouTube now Google being banned in Turkey

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  1. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    The Telecommunication and communication Ministry (TIB), a government body that can control Internet accessibility in Turkey are attempting to block certain IP’s (Internet Protocol Addresses) belonging to Google due to “legal reason”.

    Some ADSL company’s and Internet services providers have sent their customers E-mail’s and letters informing them of inaccessibility or the slow use of certain Google services.

    Turkey have already received criticism for Internet censorship after the ban of video sharing giants YouTube along with certain other websites.

    TIB has also tried to block Facebook several times.

    The Google accessibility problems started Thursday night where several Internet users in Turkey were unable to access Google.com.tr or suffered serious delays in the pages and services being uploaded.

    One Internet Service provider sent this information to its users warning of some service problems that may be experienced.
    *Accessibility problems to Google.
    *Web portals and sites which use Google Analytics (the Google service which analyzes ad’s, visitor quantity, etc) along with Google Maps may have slow services.
    *Some websites which use Google Toolbar may be slow to access.
    * Some websites which have been integrated according to Google may be effected.

    The shock decision to block Google came after Telecommunication Ministry started to block IP addresses of the websites rather than the DNS of the websites as of 31 May.

    What is the reason behind the latest Internet Censorship
    It is alleged that due to several countries around the world banning popular Internet sites such as Google owned YouTube, Google have changed the IP addresses of YouTube to ones used by Google to try and tackle the problem.

    internet_censorshipOver this procedure by Google, the Telecommunication and communication Ministry in Turkey has blocked certain IP address belonging to Google in an attempt to stop accessibility to YouTube.

    So in other words while trying to stop accessibility to YouTube, Google is having a knock on effect.

    This latest Internet censorship has been met with outrage in Turkey. Many had already criticized the blocking of YouTube but with Google, Turkey’s most used Internet Search engine and site having problems, Turkish Internet users are planning to protest.

    The banning may also have an effect on the growing economy of Turkey as several businesses are also expected to be affected by this decision by TIB, as many depend on Google for customers.

    Turkey’s laws on Internet censorship has been debated may times as an entire website can be banned by the content on a single page.

    YouTube was banned in the country after several complaints by users after video’s insulting Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, which is an offence in the country were uploaded on the popular Video Sharing Website.

    However, protesters of the decision are saying it is up to the people if they decide to watch such content or not. Many people in Turkey have already protested Internet Censorship and Freedom of Speech

    Many Internet users had tackled the ban of YouTube by changing their DNS numbers or by using software that cracks the inaccessibility, but journalists and freedom of speech supporters are urging people to protest the ban’s rather than finding alternative ways to access banned sites.

    source: http://www.nationalturk.com/en/brea...e-now-google-being-banned-in-turkey-425724574
     
  2. proFits

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    Freedom of speech, let me hear you say WOOT WOOT
     
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    Only in America is free speech a guaranteed right under the constitution. Everywhere else in the world, unless I'm mistaken, it's a priviledge.
     
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    lol ? Here in Canada (or at least in the province of Quebec) your rights are above the law, including the freedom of speech
     

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    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    proFits, if you come here, and say our Queen is a b1tch, you will have to pay 400 euro LOL
     
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    Really ? because she is :p

    EDIT: WTF I though you meant UK, didn't know there was a queen of the Netherlands O_O

    Beatrix of the Netherlands <-- for the ones as ignorant as me
     
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    An ornary bitch indeed!
    But then again...free speech in America isn't exactly 100% as threating the life of the president results in a knock on your door from the MIB.
     
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    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    thats 800 euros guys :p
     
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    wow everything is a insult these days

    if you insult the queen in the UK you get 10years inside the tower of london or a worse punishment of watching an episode of eastenders LOL
     
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    There was a case in Canada where a newpaper journalist was brought to trial for publishing a story that included the image of Muhammad. He was only covering the story & republished the original cartoons.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_newspapers_that_reprinted_Jyllands-Posten's_Muhammad_cartoons#Canada

    Yes he won but had to pay over $100,000 plus a huge amount of his time for that "free speech"
     
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    lol i just read this..and interestingly i can enter google..what a BS news white :) ..u should ask me about it. lol.
     
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    From the story it appears it is in the process of being banned.

    Check next week. :)
     
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    Bye Mister BigTime, was nice knowing you :(
     
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    The canadian constitution also has a similar prevision:

    freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication
     
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    :( damn man. those were the days. now iam gonna cry u a river ..

    Anyway, i read on national news, yeah there is a heat on it..the thing is, youtube banned, government ask youtube to open a office in turkey and pay tax but youtube doesnt do that..dont know details. youytube take advertisements from turkish companies but deny to pay its tax to turkey, its not good for business..but this sounds a shtty excuse anyway. anyway. u cant ban all internet like i already can access youtube lol.
     

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    I know in Australia we don't have free speech.

    And we don't need it. ;) ;) ;)
     
  17. WhiteLightning

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    Dont worry Mr. Bigtime, if you even need someone to google for you, just create a new topic :D
     
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    Same here in Poland.
     
  19. Exodite

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    You're mistaken then, the rights as set forth by the UN are quite widely adopted.

    It's pretty much a pre-requisite for membership in the EU as well, which is why Turkey's membership has been rather controversial topic.

    On the one hand the country is clearly not up to the standards set by the EU with regard to personal freedoms and rights. On the other hand it's not right to punish the populace by withholding membership, thus impeding any progress in these areas, when it's the government that's at fault.

    Who said politics are easy. *sigh*
     
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    Or use proxy.
     

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