Aug 22 2007
Scientific American reported today that Turkey blocked access to wordpress.com blogs (home of over 1 mil blogs) as a response to wordpress-hosted blogs that allegedly defamed the Turkish millionaire and supporter of creationism, Harun Yahya.
Yahya is also “creator” of the the Atlas of Creation. SciAm shows an image from the Atlas, with a large red cross on top of an evolving primate, and the words FALSE typed next to the cross. Way to build an argument!
Wordpress.com also published the contents of the communication they received from the Turkish government regarding their censorship.
And I’m not sure if the Turkish government were aware of the bad press they were going to get following their “intelligent” move, but here you have it. We’re all talking about what a dumb-ass move it is.
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