Twitter, Turkey and Activism

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Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan made good on his promise yesterday and shut down Twitter across his country. He declared war on the site after someone posted recordings revealing corruption in his inner circle. Will the ban have any effect? And is Twitter as powerful a tool of political change as it’s made out to be?

Credits

Guest:
Zeynep Tufecki - University of North Carolina - @zeynep

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott