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Hackers protest against censorship by taking down a government site

Written on June 11, 2011 by R. Cruise

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Anonymous, a group of hackers has taken down a Turkish government website as protest against recently introduced Internet filters which many consider to be censorship.

The group says, “(The Turkish ) has blocked thousands of websites and blogs while abusive legal proceedings against online journalists persist. The now wants to impose a new filtering system on the 22nd of August that will make it possible to keep records of all the people’s internet activity. Though it remains opaque why and how the system will be put in place, it is clear that the is taking to the next level.”

took down ’s Telecommunications Communication Presidency (TIB) website, which is still inaccessible at the time of this writing.

Internet censorship isn’t new to Turkey as the country’s ISPs have blocked YouTube and numerous other sites over the course of the last couple of years.

In February 2011, Anonymous took down the websites of the Ministry of Information and President Hosni Mubarak’s National Democratic Party as protest against Internet censorship in .

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