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Amazing read on the 'American Jihadi' Eric Harroun 
He was labeled the “American Jihadi" for his actions in Syria, but Eric Harroun just wanted to fight for freedom — and his right to party.
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 In the wake of the Oculus sale, users are claiming that Facebook is astroturfing Reddit http://i.imgur.com/lW6il6I.png
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The war on drugs is complete bullshit
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VPN's may be going down in Turkey

At 7:59 am in Turkey Telecomix reported that Hotspot shield is being targeted with a manual IP block.

Will update with more information soon.
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VIDEO: Why the War on Drugs is Complete Bullshit
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Social Media in Turkey

  Last night in Turkey the government initiated a ban on Twitter. The ban was rolled out slowly, my fixer was blocked almost immediately and alerted me with a screenshot. 

Some people speculate that the block serves a few purposes,  to incite street protests and to stop a government whistleblower on Twitter. (https://twitter.com/fuatavni)

The government claims that the ban has come after users have complained of privacy violations.

 Regardless of the ban people have found very simple work arounds to get onto Twitter. My phone uses a US configuration so I am mostly unaffected.

Leaks

 Aside from the twitter whistleblower a series of audio leaks have been coming out nearly every day on Youtube. The most alarming leaks allegedly show that the Prime Minister is trying to hide two billion Turkish Lira (TL) and that the government is shipping weapons to Islamic Fundamentalists in Nigeria.

 The leakers claim that on March 25th "the bomb" will be released, a leak that they claim will be very serious. The two main rumors about what the major leak could be are evidence of a political assassination plot and a sex tape with the Prime Minister. (But again, just rumors)

The government has challenged the authenticity of the tapes, but several audio and security experts have claimed it is either real or a very sophisticated forgery.

The only apparent “montage” was combining the five different conversations into one audio file, said Joshua Marpet, a U.S.-based cyber analyst who has testified in court on the validity of computer evidence in other Turkish criminal cases. He said there was no sign that the individual conversations had been edited.

“If it’s fake, it’s of a sophistication that I haven’t seen,” he said.
(source: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/26/3961567/erdogan-recordings-appear-real.html)

Elections

Municipal elections are March 30th and many people I have spoken with believe that the AKP will win. Some believe that regardless of which parties win in Istanbul street protests are likely.

Currently the opposition political parties and main activist social accounts are calling for people to remain calm and wait for elections.

The Prime Minister has stated that after the elections he will move to ban Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter. (though obviously they already banned twitter)

Strange Viral Political ad

Lastly, check out the last bit of this strange AKP political advertisement that was banned in Turkey. The video depicts people rushing to save a flag that has fallen and has a strange World War Z moment at the end.

http://youtu.be/80J0FCe69to?t=2m14s 
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Introduction
  Tim Pool is a journalist whose unique style of interactive broadcast journalism exists at the intersection of social and mainstream media. His live coverage has been featured by outlets such as NBC, Reuters, The New York Times, and Al Jazeera English.

 ​   Pool engages viewers as participants by combining first hand reporting and commentary via live video stream and chat, allowing the viewing public to join in the action by directly asking questions, which he responds to while reporting live. Pool is consistently developing new technology to advance the field of journalism and decentralize the ability to share information.  
 

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Shorty Award - Best Journalist in Social Media 2013, TIME 100 Nominee, Featured TIME Person of the Year 2011
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    2012
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