All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Turkey’

Facebook Blocks ‘Insulting’ Pages on Muhammad in Turkey: Report

Apparently, Facebook isn’t going to fight the free speech battle today. According to multiple outlets, which cite both state reports and a source inside Facebook, the social network has blocked access to some pages inside Turkey. The move follows an order from a Turkish court. The pages in question were deemed “insulting” to Muhammed. Facebook does have a history of …

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Turkey Demands Facebook Block ‘Insulting’ Pages

Earlier this month, a day after the terroristic attack on the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook and said he is committed to making sure his site is a place where people can “speak freely without fear of violence”. Well, what about the fear of a court order and a country-wide ban? A Turkish …

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Westboro Baptist Flooded with Prank Calls Over Bird Flu Scare

Westboro Baptist Church — the hate group that pickets at funerals of soldiers, children — recently got the bird from a spoof website. As a result, their phone lines were jammed up with calls from holiday cooks across the country. The National Report, a spoof news website similar to The Onion, ran an article titled “Millions of Thanksgiving Turkeys Recalled: …

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Turkey Fryer Tips: Don’t Burn That Turkey

Thanksgiving is just a few days away and most families are planning their dinner menu and trying to decide how to prepare their turkey this year. While most people prefer to toss their turkey in the oven for several hours, there are actually a variety of different ways you can prepare a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. One of the most …

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Turkey Continues War On Social Media

After a court order forced the ban on Twitter to be lifted, I knew it was only a matter of time before Turkish officials shifted their attention to a different form of social media. I had guessed Instagram, but then what do I know? It’s actually popular website Youtube that is the new focus of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip …

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YouTube Banned By Turkish Government Less Than A Week After Twitter Ban

Just a few days after the Turkish government blocked popular social networking site Twitter, it also imposed a crackdown on the video streaming site YouTube. Twitter, which has an estimated 10 million Turkish subscribers, was blocked by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the run-up to the local elections due to fears that voters will be influenced by what he …

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Twitter Ban Struck Down By Turkish Court

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared that the world would “witness the power of the Turkish Republic.” Now it is Erdogan who is witnessing the power of the Turkish court system. On Wednesday, a Turkish court ordered the lifting of the Twitter ban imposed last week. Erdogan pushed for the social media ban following the spread of recordings that …

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Twitter Ban In Turkey: What Was The True Goal?

“We’ll eradicate Twitter,” declared Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “I don’t care what the international community says. Everyone will witness the power of the Turkish Republic.” Then on Thursday at around midnight, Turkish citizens found that Twitter had been banned. Where did this sudden need to “eliminate” Twitter actually come from? It seems that Erdogan, who is otherwise supportive …

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Twitter Turkey Ban: Facebook Called “Immoral” by PM

In a statement at an election rally recently, according to AFP, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (pronounced ER-doo-won) continued his attack on sites like Twitter, Facebook and Youtube, saying , “I cannot understand how sensible people still defend Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. They run all kinds of lies.” Either Erdogan himself is fundamentally unfamiliar with the concept of social …

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Twitter Banned in Turkey; Twitter Explodes

The Washington Post reports today that Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has banned Twitter in his country. Yeah. Good luck with that. The rationale behind his obtaining a court order to block Twitter access in his country seems to be that unfettered communication within his country, as well as with the outside world, has made it easy for everyone …

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Sasha Vujacic Signs with Clippers After Stint in Turkey

Sasha Vujacic, a Slovenian professional basketball player, will return to Los Angeles under a 10-day contract with the Clippers. Vujacic played for the Los Angeles Lakers from 2004 to 2010. In an interview on Monday prior to suffering a painful 115-116 loss to the Denver Nuggets, Clippers coach Doc Rivers was noncommittal regarding Vujacic: “Just adding another player … no …

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Turkey Pardon: White House Turkey Duel Shocks the Internet

In a move that might have caused more complaints than the ObamaCare website, the White House announced a competition between two turkeys for the title of National Thanksgiving Turkey. This doesn’t sound bad until you remember that the National Thanksgiving Turkey receives a presidential pardon. In other words, it appears that the losing turkey will end up on the president’s …

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