Turkey recently announced that they were banning Twitter after supposed leaked wiretaps were broadcast via the social network. It’s quite a futile ban in today’s age of VPNs and proxies; allowing people to visit any “banned” site in minutes. It seems even more futile than the UK’s ban on torrent sharing websites. One Google search for “EZTV proxy” or “TPB proxy” and problem solved, yet Turkey seem to think they can somehow accomplish this.
The concept is ludicrous, especially as more people become tech-savvy. Even those with little computer knowledge are competent enough to ask Google for a solution. They can even watch how-to guides on YouTube and learn how to bypass such a ban in minutes. This brings us to another outrageous ban – YouTube.