Turkish government blocks access to Reddit




The Turkish government is using dns changes up a blockade for the popular website Reddit. It is not yet clear why Reddit may not be visited, but Turkey is blocking more access to social-networking sites.

Users create since Friday reported the blockade of Reddit in Turkey. Through a special government website is to see that the website is indeed blocked; thereby indicating that after “technical analysis and legal considerations”, it was decided to block the website. Internet users say that the blockade is set to DNS level, so alternate DNS servers, such as Google, can be used to visit Reddit again. The government website has confirmed that the measure took effect Friday, but provides no information on the method used.

The Turkish authorities refer to a internetwet with number 5651. It will be introduced in 2007, the Turkish government authority for telecommunications be able to deny access to websites like this content such as child pornography, contain drugs, terrorism or illegal downloads. However, critics argue that the law is used to restrict freedom of expression. Because there is no judicial review is needed before a site can be blocked.

Because no statement has been released about the blockade is not clear why Reddit is blocked. Or were already several times blocked social networking sites; thus, after the recent attacks in Turkey access to sites such as Twitter and Facebook impossible, and the websites in the past, even though repeatedly blocked.


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