Tor usage in Turkey skyrockets following Twitter ban

Well, it seems that even a blind squirrel can find a nut every now and again. It appears from reports that the Turkish government finally figured out how to remedy their laughable attempt to block Twitter by using DNS. The citizens quickly responded by switching to Google’s DNS which worked for a short time. Now, the government has managed to puzzle out how to block that as well.

Tor, the most popular anonymizing network on the Internet, gained over 10,000 new users this week in Turkey alone as protesters fought back against a government ban on Twitter. The American social media network has been an important communications tool for millions of Turkish protesters fighting against what they see as the increasingly authoritarian administration of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. “Everyone will see how powerful the state of the Republic of Turkey is,” Erdoğan said on Thursday as the government ban on Twitter began.


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