Google’s DNS provides workaround to Turkish Twitter block

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Turkish citizens, who found access to Twitter blocked yesterday in an apparent attempt by the Turkish prime minister to stem the spread of corruption allegations against him, have found a way around the block by swapping over to Google’s DNS.

The Turkish government blocked Twitter by telling local ISP’s to change the DNS entries so that Twitter.com could no longer be reached. Once the method use to block Twitter was found, a campaign was started to spread word of Google’s DNS so it could be circumvented.

Twitter also waded in with a tweet saying that Turkish citizens can also send their tweets via SMS.

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