Turkey Blocks YouTube in Effort to Censor Social Media

Today the government of Turkey continued its tirade against social media, by blocking access to YouTube in an effort to quell the voices of people stirring up protests from within the country and beyond.

By shutting down the ability to view websites like Twitter, the government is hoping to stomp out any forms of resistance that might lead to the same uprisings we saw in 2012 during the Arab Spring.

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Why is the leader of Turkey worried his people might rise up against him? Probably due to an audio recording that supposedly includes himself, the chief of his personal spy agency, and top ranking officials of the administration discussing ways to trick their people into supporting a war, or at least outlandish acts of overt aggression, with Syria in the coming weeks.

The leaked audio comes from an unknown source present at a meeting where various false flag operations were discussed, and now instead of owning up to the deed, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has opted to simply shut down the Internet itself in an attempt to quiet the righteous outrage of the people he is supposed to represent.

Of course, their firewalls are rudimentary at best, and are easily subverted through publicly available services like Google DNS or common VPN providers available to anyone who still has basic search and download capabilties on their network at home.

All of this news is breaking right on the heels of increased tensions along the edge of Turkey and Syria, as the potential for war continues to heat up along their shared borders.

Thankfully, services like CyberGhost have come to the rescue of the people of Turkey, offering 10,000 free licenses to anyone registered in the country who want a safe, reliable, and secure method to avoid the limitations put in place by the government since the scandal first broke last week.