Posts tagged "Twitter"

h/t: Ben Armbruster at Think Progress World

h/t: Ben Armbruster at Think Progress World

Erdoğan’s a menace to Turkey and to Kemalist heritage. 

h/t: Lauren C. Williams at Think Progress World

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Twitter is investigating reports that the service was blocked in Turkey late Thursday after Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan warned at a rally that he will “eradicate Twitter” and had a court order to do so.

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#ALERT | #Twitter has been blocked by the government in #Turkeynow!

“In the ongoing situation, Twitter has remained indifferent to remove certain links despite court orders favoring the citizens of the Turkish Republic,” Erdogan’s office said in a statement published by the Turkish website Sabah and translated by Al Monitor. “We came to [the] conclusion that in order to relieve our citizens, there is no way left beyond blocking Twitter, which disregards court orders, does not obey the rule of law.”

At a daily press briefing on Thursday, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said: “As we have previously stated, we remain very concerned by any suggestion that social media sites could be shut down. Democracies are strengthened by the diversity of public voices.

“An independent and unfettered media is an essential element of democratic, open societies, and crucial to ensuring official transparency and accountability”

As the news spread, Twitter offered users a way to bypass the ban by tweeting via text message.

Turkish users: you can send Tweets using SMS. Avea and Vodafone text START to 2444. Turkcell text START to 2555.

Twitter users in Turkey and abroad immediately shared information on how to bypass the ban via SMS and VPN. From inside Turkey,#TwitterIsBlockedInTurkey and #DictatorErdoganbegan to trend within hours.

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#twitter blocked in #turkey tonight. folks are painting #google dns numbers onto the posters of the governing party.

In spite of ‘block’ there have been 272K tweets using#TwitterisblockedinTurkey in past 3hrs. 207K of those from Turkey itself.

Erdogan – who is currently fighting corruption allegations and waves of anti-government protests – has made repeated threats against social media users. Memes mocking the embattled Erdogan and his latest media crackdown also circulated widely.

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12 milyon kullanጜısı olan #Twitter'a erişim engellendi! Dünyada sadece 2 ülkede yasak! http://t.co/6xxOdU7eVs

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a list of apps on an average turkish phone. in case.

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All these jokes/pics about death of Twitter in Turkey? I see them all from tweeps tweeting FROM Turkey.RT @DTJ_Online

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"So?.. What’s wrong? Everyone is still tweeting…"

Source: Miriam Berger for Buzzfeed

h/t: Aaron Wysocki at TYTNetwork.com

igby6749:

Indiana state senator mike delph twitter rant

Tea Party Republican spews vile, sexist Twitter attacks at Wendy Davis (via Raw Story )

Former head of the South Carolina Republican Party, Tea Party activist Todd Kincannon has unleashed a vile parade of hateful, sexist insults aimed at Texas Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis. According to Americans Against the Tea Party, the attacks…

insipidrainbow:

excuse me sir but are you just bat shit insane or something?

or are you just rotten to the core?

It just gets worse as you go down his twitter feed, the shit this guy says. 

My oh my. She is cray-cray (or crazy). 

think-progress:

A congressman tweeted that his office is under invasion. You will NOT believe who he was actually talking about. 

Kiss my fucking ass, Steve King!

publicshaming:

What happens when Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia makes a 13 minute speech in Spanish on the Senate floor in support of immigration reform? Why, he makes history as the first Senator in history to delivery an entire speech on the floor of the Senate in a language other than English! History!…

Story: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/12/us/politics/tim-kaines-immigration-speech-in-spanish-is-a-first-for-the-senate.html?_r=1

Katie Pavlich = disgusting RWNJ nutcase.

Wingnut loon Pat Dollard (@PatDollard) declares reproductive rights, marriage equality, and liberalism/progressivism in general to be “regressive.” What a dullard idiot!

Wingnut loon Pat Dollard (@PatDollard) declares reproductive rights, marriage equality, and liberalism/progressivism in general to be “regressive.” What a dullard idiot!

mediamattersforamerica:

Jim Geraghty wrote an article

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And named “most Democrats’ view on immigration reform,” and then linked to Twitter. image

Which takes you to…

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Jim Geraghty’s Twitter. 

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(via angryblacklady)