Turkey shuts down internet in effort to block citizens from using censored Google materials

Another reason to keep Turkey from joining the EU.

The Muslim Issue

Turkey accidentally shuts down its Internet after trying to block citizens using Google to find censored material

  • Internet users couldn’t access popular sites such as YouTube and Gmail 
  • Turkish government attempted to block Google Cache  
  • The service allows Internet users to access censored or removed material  
  • One Turkish social media user joked ‘totalitarianism slows you down’ 

Turkey accidentally shutdown access to YouTube and popular Google services such as Gmail when it tried to censor the Internet this month

Turkish citizens were left frustrated when Turkey’s Internet Watchdog reportedly attempted to block access to Google Cache and slowed down their Internet speed in the process.

Google Cache takes a snapshot of each web page ever created and examines and caches (stores) that version as a back-up.

The cached version is what Google uses to judge if a page is…

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