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Facebook blocks links to Turkish protest organizing tool
29 points by jrbaldwin 400 days ago | comments
This mapping / SMS reporting tool is being used by protesters in Istanbul, Izmir, and Ankara for a variety of needs:

http://tidepools.co/gezi

Facebook, which was the main channel to share this tool in Turkey, has now blocked the URL from posts and messages.

Try posting or messaging with that link embedded and you will be prohibited. Here's a screenshot:

http://imgur.com/1IIFlZi



iuguy 400 days ago | link

If you get stuck, try this: http://tidepools.dreamcats.org/

You can take the html and put that up anywhere you have a domain and it should set up a redirect.

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peterpathname 399 days ago | link

... which suggests to me that facebook's sustained block of the legitimate news source westpapuamedia.info - despite ongoing attempts by the publishers and their readers to have it reviewed - is precisely what supporters of the site claim it to be: active submission to pressure from the murderous TNI

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ChrisAntaki 400 days ago | link

It's letting me post the link from USA.

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kilkurdu 400 days ago | link

I'm able to post the link from Turkey too.

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ChrisAntaki 400 days ago | link

That's good to hear! Once this got publicity, I'm sure Facebook expedited the removal of the block. Whether the block was intentional or not.

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ErikHuisman 400 days ago | link

Automatic spam control

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cm-t 400 days ago | link

Hi,

Nice Streisand effect from /r/technology

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timhj 400 days ago | link

I got the same message today on something unrelated, it's not anything sinister. It's just facebook's worm control type thing and is only because the link has been posted a lot recently.

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gurluk 399 days ago | link

It is automatic spam filter, not intentional. The filter is removed after contacting with Facebook thanks to this post.

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