Posted Mar. 24, 2014 at 6:17 a.m.

Premium Lock Tweets forever: How Turkey still tweets despite Twitter ban

Published: 2014-03-24 06:17:42
Updated: 2014-03-24 06:17:42

Twitter protests in Turkey Members of the Turkish Youth Union hold cartoons depicting Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a protest against a ban on Twitter, in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, March 21, 2014. Turkey's attempt to block access to Twitter appeared to backfire on Friday with many tech-savvy users circumventing the ban and suspicions growing that the prime minister was using court orders to suppress corruption allegations against him and his government. Cartoon in center reads: Erdogan, left, to his Ankara Mayor Melih Gokcek " we will rip out the roots of Twitter." Gokcek: "don't say it." (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Not long after Turkey's prime minister imposed a ban on Twitter last week, Internet users in Turkey went on -- what else? -- Twitter to find ways to circumvent the blockade. Twitter and Turkish news media also shared some tips, as did Turkish residents through low-tech means such as graffiti and street posters....

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