With my changed DNS, I have no problem accessing Twitter on my computer. However, when the ban started, I noticed that I couldn’t access Twitter on my iPhone. I downloaded a VPN app, and now it works just fine. [Editor’s Note: There are many different VPNs applications available online; some are free while others are not.]
I believe that the authorities will never be able to stop people from using Twitter. We’ll always find alternative ways to access it. And even if people weren’t able to access it, they would try to gather on other similar social networks. Twitter is vitally important for me and millions of Turkish citizens, because Turkish media is under a lot of pressure from the authorities. And social media is now effectively used as medium for sharing news here. In many ways, Turkish people see Twitter as their digital public space.