Most Americans cannot even imagine the US government granting requests from individual citizens to block “slanderous” blogs from public view in the US, and yet the Turkish government has granted just such a request this week, resulting in the whole sale censorship of every page hosted on WordPress’ blog-filled servers.
Click here to read Matt’s post tracking this development and to see many great responses from within Turkey where he says Turkish citizens had been reading wordpress sites to the tune of 12 million page views a month prior to the ban.
Yep, it’s true, Turkish book author Adnan Oktar, who writes under the pen name, Harun Yahya, had his lawyer write one whiney letter to the Turkish government stating that a few bloggers on wordpress were “slandering” him, and now each of the over 1.3 million bloggers who publish through wordpress can no longer be read in the entire country of Turkey. That is ridiculous.
Also, If you missed the link above, click here to read a highly entertaining, but very real letter from that Turkish book author’s lawyer.
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