TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,076 Reviews & Articles | 39,025 News Posts
TRENDING NOW: GTA V will offer first-person mode on foot, and in vehicles on PC

Turkey puts the brakes on YouTube, blocks all access to the video site

Turkey bans YouTube just days after it implements a complete ban of Twitter (NASDAQ:GOOG, NYSE:TWTR)

| BREAKING STORY News | Posted: Mar 27, 2014 6:18 pm

Turkey has just issued a complete and total ban on Google's video hosting service, YouTube. Earlier today a Google spokes person issued a statement that read, "We're seeing reports that some users are not able to access YouTube in Turkey. There is no technical issue on our side and we're looking into the situation." Just hours later Turkish authorities said that an "administrative decision" was made to block the site from being viewed within its boarders.

 

TweakTown image news/3/6/36607_1_turkey_puts_the_brakes_on_youtube_blocks_all_access_to_the_video_site.jpg

 

This move comes just days after Turkey issued a ban on Twitter, which was later blocked by an injunction from a Turkish court. Some are speculating that the ban on YouTube is in retaliation to the the courts injunction, while others say that it is just the beginning of a movement to ban most western social sharing sites. With net neutrality a growing concern here in the US, a lot can be learned by these events, and allowing government regulations to take over the internet.

NEWS SOURCES:Thenextweb.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more BREAKING STORY news at our BREAKING STORY news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases