Several major social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube were blocked or throttled in Turkey beginning Monday night. These blocks came in response to the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, which occured on Monday. As reported by Turkey Blocks, the Monday blocks were “different” than previous social media blackouts, although it’s unclear in what way.
Turkey frequently blocks social media sites, especially in response to political events or violence within the country. There was reportedly an additional, more severe, Internet block the Friday preceding the event.
As of this morning,sites in Turkey are reportedly up and running as normal.
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