Using graffiti, Turks share tips for getting around youtube ban


Turkey may have blocked the use of youtube and Twitter, but that hasn’t stopped many Turks from continuing to tweet and use youtube. Technologically-savvy youth are quickly getting their fellow citizens up to speed on how to bypass the ban by posting instructions online as well as on city walls.

Graffiti like the example below have popped up in dozens of places around the city when Twitter was blocked on. The social network had in recent weeks been used to share recordings which allegedly featured him telling his son to hide large sums of money in anticipation of a police raid.


The numbers refer to Google’s Public DNS, which offers two IP addresses that anyone can use, enabling them to get around ban.


First published at France24


Thomas Büsch

Filmmaker, Founding Member and Secretary General of diyalog, promotion of cultural exchange with Turkey. Since 2012 he is also project manager of InEnArt.

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