[TheGuardian] Turkey steps up bid to block Twitter after users flout ban

Turkey has stepped up its efforts to block access to Twitter after many users found ways to flout its ban. [...]

The move follows threats last week from Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he would "root out" the social media network, which he claimed has been used to spread wiretapped recordings that have damaged his government's reputation.

[...] The move represents an escalation in the battle between the Erdogan regime and the social media network. His attempts to block the site on Thursday were derided by Turkish President Abdullah Gül, who flouted it himself.