Turkey Increases Internet Restrictions
2017-01-05 21:09:16


The government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has often had a difficult relationship with the Internet.(1)
土耳其总统雷杰埃尔多安政府往往有困难的关系,有了互联网。

The government has repeatedly attempted to restrict news and social media websites during times of political unrest.(2)
政府已经一再试图限制时期的政治动乱的新闻和社交媒体网站。

The restrictions do not generally last very long or appear effective.(3)
限制做一般不会持续很长时间,或出现有效。

Many Internet users in Turkey have turned to tools such as VPNs or Tor to avoid the measures.(4)
在土耳其的许多互联网用户已转向工具,如 Vpn 或 Tor 避免采取的措施。

However, the Erdogan government’s thinking about the Internet may be hardening after recent events.(5)
然而,埃尔多安政府思考互联网可能是硬化后最近发生的事件。

They include the recent attack on an Istanbul nightclub, the killing of Russia’s ambassador and the government overthrow attempt by a military group.(6)
他们包括伊斯坦布尔夜总会,杀害俄罗斯大使和政府推翻企图通过军事组最近的袭击。

Politics and Social Media(7)
政治和社会媒体

Observers and civil society groups say the Erdogan administration has been moving to restrict Internet and mobile phone access to the rest of the World Wide Web.(8)
观察员和民间社会团体说,埃尔多安政府正在限制互联网和手机访问其余的万维网。

They add that, for the first time, the administration is showing no signs of backing off any time soon.(9)
他们补充,第一次,政府没有迹象的后退任何时间很快。

The Turkish leader has made clear that he does not like social media. Erdogan has criticized Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.(10)
土耳其的领导人已明确表示,他不喜欢社交媒体。埃尔多安批评 Twitter、 Facebook 和 YouTube。

"To me, social media is the worst menace to society," he said at a 2013 event.(11)
"对我来说,社交媒体是最严重为害社会,"他说︰ 在 2013年事件。

Zeynep Tufekci is an expert on technology and society at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.(12)
Zeyneptufekci 是北卡罗来纳大学教堂山分校技术和社会方面的专家。

She says Erdogan wants to show that social media hurts families and society.(13)
她说,埃尔多安想要显示社交媒体伤害了家庭和社会。

The reason for his statements and periodic blocking of social media sites, she says, is to try to keep the public's attention away from critical or embarrassing stories online.(14)
他的发言和定期阻塞的社交媒体网站的原因她说,是要尽量保持公众的注意力从网上关键或令人尴尬的故事。

"Erdogan likely still has enough supporters to win elections, but to continue to win, he needs to keep them off social media,” Tufekci told VOA.(15)
图弗茜对美国之音说,"埃尔多安可能仍有足够的支持者来赢得选举,但继续赢了,他需要把它们从社交媒体"。

“His game is to scare them about all that comes from social media.”(16)
"他的游戏就是吓吓他们关于所有来自于社交媒体。

Some researchers fear that the Erdogan government's recent suppression of free expression is a sign of things to come.(17)
一些研究者还担心,埃尔多安政府最近压制言论自由是一个迹象的东西来。

"When there's an attack -- say an explosion -- nationwide restrictions are often imposed" said Alp Toker, a researcher and spokesperson with the organization Turkey Blocks.(18)
"时攻击 — — 说爆炸 — — 全国经常受到限制"说 Alp Toker、 研究员和与土耳其块组织发言人。

What is new – and more troubling – says Toker, is that these restrictions come with efforts to block links to TOR or VPN providers.(19)
什么是新的 — — 和更令人不安的是 — — 说 Toker,是这些限制一起努力阻止 TOR 或 VPN 提供程序的链接。

These tools are popular for going around online censorship.(20)
这些工具很受欢迎的四处在线审查。

Such services were restricted last month after the murder of the Russian ambassador to Turkey.(21)
这种服务限制上个月后,俄罗斯驻土耳其大使谋杀。

In recent months, many media workers have also been imprisoned.(22)
在最近几个月,也被关了很多的媒体工作者。

These developments have many worried about what people can say.(23)
这些事态发展有很多担心的人能说什么。

"People are afraid of speaking up, especially online," Toker said.(24)
Toker 说,"怕说出来,尤其是在线的人"。

Free speech activists say that there may still be hope.(25)
言论自由活动人士称,可能仍有希望。

Toker says Turkey can still win back its Internet freedom, but only if lawmakers and technology companies around the world start to notice what is happening.(26)
Toker 说土耳其仍然可以赢回其互联网自由,但只有如果立法者和世界各地的技术公司开始注意到发生了什么。

He added that "the rest of the world, particularly the U.S. and Europe, would be well advised to take a look at the situation in countries like Turkey and step up the effort to defend their own digital liberties. ".(27)
他补充说,"其余的世界,特别是美国和欧洲,最好看一看这种情况在国家,如土耳其,并加紧努力捍卫自己数字的自由."。

I’m Jonathan Evans.(28)
我是乔纳森 · 埃文斯。


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