Turkish Officials Never Learn: Ban Slide Along With YouTube

from the the-definition-of-insanity dept

It would appear that Turkish officials don't seem to understand quite how the internet works these days -- despite having received quite a few lessons already. After all, this is the country that has banned YouTube for a sophomoric video making fun of the country's founder. It's the type of silly video no one would pay attention to... until Turkey decided to block access to all of YouTube because of it. Then, of course, this silly little video that no one cared about was seen everywhere. Eventually Turkey lifted the ban, but having learned nothing put the ban back in place not just once, but two more times. Each time, it provided much more attention to the silly pointless videos. Apparently, that message has not gotten through to Turkish authorities who have now banned the multimedia hosting site Slide as well. Again, they didn't bother to inform Slide or even ask the company to take down the offending content. They just banned the entire site over some content that very few people had probably seen.

Filed Under: bans, content, streisand effect, turkey
Companies: slide, youtube

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    InHell, 25 Mar 2008 @ 10:15pm

    You cant think different

    I was born and raised in Turkey. I left Turkey when i was 21. Now I am 38. More than %95 Turkish are most nationalist people in the world. So i am not surprised that Turkey ban internet just because someone on the street say something anti-Turkishness on the internet.
    But I am surprised that there is no one intelligent person in the whole country to come forward to say "Hey we don't live under ottoman Empire's rule any more".

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