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Channel 4 News: Seven reasons why Turkey’s Twitter ban matters to the world – Paul Mason

Erdogan attends a ceremony marking the 99th anniversary of the end of the Gallipoli campaign in Gallipoli

1. Erdogan’s pretext for shutting down Twitter is the existence of two accounts he claims are slanderous, which have been linking to allegedly fake recordings that show him as corrupt. This is not the first time a government has threatened, or acted, to shut down Twitter when faced with political opposition. When Mubarak did it he was overthrown shortly afterwards. Erdogan enjoys [...] → Read the full article…