Turkey to lift Twitter ban after court order

A Turkish court has ordered its government to lift the statewide block on Twitter that it imposed last week after tweets began spreading linking the prime minister to a corruption scandal, the AFP reports. Access to Twitter is reportedly expected to be restored later today; it’s been blocked since March 20th, though many found ways around the ban even thereafter. The Associated Press reports that the court has only issued a temporary injunction against the ban, so it’s unclear if Twitter access will remain restored, should the blockade be lifted.

Turkey’s government initially placed the ban as protests rose and a corruption scandal began to embroil the government just days before an election. Blocking Twitter has only brought more…

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