Turkey Prime Minister Erdogan banned Twitter from Turkey. Instead, he made it more popular than ever. Calling it the “worst menace to society,” Erdogan shut it down because people kept posting about alleged corruption in his administration. The result has been a massive backlash under #TwitterisblockedinTurkey. These tweets have been coming from all over the world, including inside Turkey itself. While the website was blocked, people can still send in tweets via text message. This has resulted in new records for tweeting, with one estimate being about 17,000 tweets per minute on the subject.
So much for censorship.
Washington Post – Turkey bans Twitter — and Twitter explodes