Twitter, Turkey and Activism

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?



  • Zeynep Tufecki - Professor at University of North Carolina’s School of Information and Library Science - @zeynep