Democracy and social media


Turkey banned Twitter just days before its general elections. Is stifling a medium of free speech healthy in a democracy? We explore through a few videos.

Turkey’s long night on Twitter
How did Turkey ban Twitter? And what followed after? This short video gives you an idea of the events that preceded and proceeded the ban.

The vulnerability of social media
Turkey’s ban reveals how dependent social media is on developing countries and how easily its access can be denied in those very countries.

Twitter censorship versus free speech

On one hand, Twitter is used to further the cause of truth. On the other, Twitter is used to push hateful and racist propaganda. What then? Must Twitter still be censored?


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