It’s not long since Twitter access within its borders was cut off, Turkey is now blocking its citizens from visiting the popular video site YouTube. This has happened barely a day since the government was ordered to lift the Twitter ban.Turkey is accused of blocking internet sites to choke access to telephone recordings that reportedly discloses deep corruption within its government. The drastic steps are seen by many as an attempt to curtail protests around the corruption scandal as Turkey’s elections approach. According to Hurriyetdailynews, a secret recording of a sensitive, high-level security meeting focused on Syria was leaked through numerous social media channels including YouTube. This latest ban is likely intended to prevent that leak.
As they did for Twitter, the Turkish are already finding and sharing ways to circumvent the YouTube blockade.