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How Turkey Still Tweets Despite Twitter Ban

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March 21, 2014 AT 11:22 AM
Not long after Turkey's prime minister imposed a ban on Twitter, Internet users in Turkey went on — what else? — Twitter. Although trying to go directly to Twitter.com will give you a blocked screen, the Turkish government has yet to stop all the ways that a 140 character message can be sent. Tweeters in Turkey are still able to send their opinion through text message, using masking systems called proxies, or a virtual private network. Andrew Przybylski, a researcher at Oxford Internet Institute in Britain, said Turkey's techniques so far appear relatively primitive.