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(Medium)   Brilliant analysis of Turkey's Twitter ban   (medium.com) divider line 13
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1668 clicks; posted to Geek » on 24 Mar 2014 at 9:05 AM (18 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-03-24 11:18:25 AM
As God is my witness, I thought Turkey could Twitter.
 
2014-03-24 12:20:39 PM
The article is implying that Turkey's Prime Minister knows what he's doing. This I find is a falsehood, considering his track record of being a mix of Mahmoud Ahmedinejad and a brain-damaged squirrel. He doesn't know about half of what he's talking about and the other times he's just an attention whore. You guys believe he shot down that Syrian jet because it was his moral duty? No, he's trying to minimize the landslide that will sweep him out of office.

Robot Lobby owns you, Eddy. Might wanna run away to Geneva while ya still can.
 
2014-03-24 12:35:57 PM
Remember, all of this in Turkey started because of a completely unsophisticated overreaction to what amounted to a local zoning issue. This is a guy who swats flies with F-16s. I have a hard time believing that he's capable of the subtlety ascribed to him by TFA.

If he is the one doing it, however, I would also presume that the lady, the fake porn account, the lawsuit, and the court order were all parts of his political machine. It's the whole "the bad guy is an ineffectual empty suit whose conspiracy stretches worldwide" mindset, don'cha'know.
 
2014-03-24 01:05:49 PM
www.hurriyetdailynews.comobservers.france24.com

Not much of a ban when spray painted graffiti can help people defeat it.
 
2014-03-24 01:13:46 PM

StrikitRich: [www.hurriyetdailynews.com image 638x641][observers.france24.com image 520x320]

Not much of a ban when spray painted graffiti can help people defeat it.


Those IP addresses have been blocked too.

As for the article, it makes sense but I can't see the Turkish PM being smart enough to do something like that.
 
2014-03-24 01:32:53 PM

desertgeek: StrikitRich: [www.hurriyetdailynews.com image 638x641][observers.france24.com image 520x320]

Not much of a ban when spray painted graffiti can help people defeat it.

Those IP addresses have been blocked too.

As for the article, it makes sense but I can't see the Turkish PM being smart enough to do something like that.


Those were the available pictures.  I've heard other IPs were also posted.
 
2014-03-24 02:09:05 PM
In other words, Erdogan's strategy is to demonize social media.

Maybe it is demonic and he's just accurately describing it. Maybe Facebook is the Devil and Twitter the Devil's Handmaiden. What if www is 666 and we're all already doomed? DOOOOOMED!

Won't you feel silly.
 
2014-03-24 02:20:01 PM

desertgeek: Those IP addresses have been


Those are Google DNS servers :P
 
2014-03-24 02:54:58 PM
Brilliant Long winded analysis of Turkey's Twitter ban.

fixed.

I think it was banned because of porn? some maligned porn or something...
 
2014-03-24 03:14:27 PM

phyrkrakr: Remember, all of this in Turkey started because of a completely unsophisticated overreaction to what amounted to a local zoning issue. This is a guy who swats flies with F-16s. I have a hard time believing that he's capable of the subtlety ascribed to him by TFA.


There is nothing subtle about it. In his view the opposition is trying to taint the legitimacy of his power with the corruption allegations so he is trying to taint the legitimacy of the opposition's power by painting it as anti-family. I do not see how, "right back at ya!" is in any way subtle; it's blunt. The hope is that if the people have to choose between the devil they know and the devil they do not know they will choose the devil they know. Again, as subtle as a sledgehammer.

The problem for the opposition is that they are the opposition and in many ways "family values" is a code word for "Muslim" in the same way it is a code word in the USA for "Christian". The opposition has two choices. The easy choice is to try to break the disassociation by denouncing the people who did the slander. But this would be a tacit admission that the opposition does not control social media, a truth that the religious supporters of the PM would hardly find as good news because it would imply no-one is in control--scary. The better option is to phrase the issue in terms of risk. That there is a price to be paid for freedom of expression and that the same Twitter that can be used to oppose family values can be used to support it too. This is the much longer game because it takes time for people to get over their doubts. So rather than saying the charges are false, the best strategy is to get the PM's supporters on Twitter too. Don't let them cabin Twitter as a tool solely for the opposition.
 
2014-03-24 04:39:18 PM
Thanks Mubarak!
 
2014-03-24 09:02:52 PM
Brilliant intent or sheer dumb luck, may not matter so much as whether it works as conjectured.

And, in the long run, whether social media has significant societal value. If it does have value, they fall behind in the Red Queen's race by giving it up and standing still. If not... well, then it just becomes a societal quirk.
 
2014-03-25 09:59:29 AM
Seems Syrian insurgents operating from Turkish territory committed a massacre among Armenian Christians in a small town (Kassab) just across the border from Turkey's Antioch province...
Yesterday Turkey was giving air support to Al Qaeda - shooting down a Syrian plane that was targeting Al Qaeda troops.


good thing Twitter is still down; nobody will ever know about this!
 
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