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As shown in data compiled by the volunteer-run TurkeyBlocks project, there were widespread complaints of slow access to social media platforms, to the extent of making them completely inaccessible, which signals an extrajudicial shutdown of social media applications. This alleged “network throttling” came at a time when citizens relied most on independent news and social media, and directly infringes on people’s right to access information.Human Rights Watch
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Internet shutdown in Turkey’s Southeast

A full internet shutdown has been reported affecting Turkey’s Southeast regions, coinciding with the state’s removal of elected local officials from office this morning in predominantly ethnic-Kurdish regions of the country. The …

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The TurkeyBlocks monitoring network detected restrictions on access to multiple social media services between 11:07PM local time, Thursday 25 August 2016 and 06:00AM Friday 26 August 2016. Internet services that were detected …