Turkey Is Now Arresting Dozens for Using Twitter

Apparently 29 people were arrested in #Turkey for tweeting this photo of Turkish police assaulting two girls pic.twitter.com/kUUjr9zvxG

That’d be troubling if true. But that hasn’t been verified.

Perhaps more troubling is the free-speech crackdown that could follow, and make Turkey’s moment so much different from — and at once similar to — the Arab Spring protests to which it’s already been compared: Could the Turkish government eventually crack down on text messages and phone calls? Will Turkey do what the Egyptian government did in 2011 and shut down the Internet and cell phone service? That didn’t exactly work then, and that’s unlikely to quell protesters now.

Update: Erdogan’s website got hacked — because he doesn’t understand his digital enemy.

http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2013/06/turkey-twitter-arrests/65908/

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