Turkey’s attempt to ban Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has backfired hilariously, as it’s one of the most-trending topics on the social media site, and many users were quick to offer quips and jokes about the somewhat ridiculous attempt to characterize its ban of Twitter as a win for “internet freedom.”
Twitter banned in Turkey
Tom Gara @tomgara
To be fair, he has a point. RT @fieldproducer Turkey’s PM Erdogan blocks Twitter, calls it “menace to society”
Turkish Prime Minister bans Twitter & vows to destroy it, to show how “powerful” Turkey is. Wow. Could he possibly look more foolish?
Shutting Twitter won’t stop circulation of those incriminating tapes showing corruption in
#Turkey PM Erdogan’s govt.
Mira Boneva @mIRa_StAndrews
Kind of ironic to tweet this: Turkey’s Erdogan threatens Twitter ban as vote looms
Daoud Kuttab @daoudkuttab
“The decision to block Twitter, in Turkey is a dramatic step for a government that claims to be democratic,” says Freedom House president
Business Insider @businessinsider
Turkey’s attempt to block Twitter backfires spectacularly
Fine Gael @FineGael
@paschald expresses deep concern over #Twitter blocking in Turkey. “Internet freedom […] needs to be protected.”
C Eccentric @c_eccentric
By attempting to ban Twitter, Turkey’s president has opened himself up to a slew of negative tweets. Poetic justice.
Ken Lewis @
The sooner Turkey gets a new Prime Minister the better they will be. This current one is like a dictator >>
Yannis Koutsomitis @YanniKouts
#Turkey will lift its ban on Twitter when the company complies w Turkish requests to remove illegal contents -CommMin
AJAM Live @ajamlive
Turkish industry minister: Twitter row can be resolved if Twitter gets legal rep. in Turkey, agrees to block individual accounts
[eng] Turkey: from Gul onward everyone bypasses Twitter ban: In 10 hours more than half million Turkish tweets..
Arnold Aranez @mr_gadget
After a government-imposed Twitter ban, Turkey sets tweet record.
Turkey’s Twitter ban backfires: Tweets up 138%, VPN usage up, topic trends http://wp.me/p1re2-4Zbp by @
Youtube was blocked in Turkey from 2008-2010, & now they’ve blocked twitter as well.. Talk about freedom of speech & free press
Louis Fishman @
Will the real Mr.Fuat Avni @fuatavni please stand up! Until then Twitter could be banned in Turkey (whistleblower perhaps embedded in gov)