YouTube allowed in Turkey

Turkey’s court has ruled to remove a ban placed in the country on the Internet site YouTube. The head of Turkey’s government, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was upset with YouTube because recordings of government meetings had been posted. Some of the recordings pointed towards dishonest behavior by members of his government. In March, the government disallowed the site in Turkey. However, Turkey’s court decided that the ban took away from Turkish citizens’ freedom of speech, and has lifted the ban. The social media site Twitter had also been banned earlier this year by Turkey’s government, and Turkey’s court had lifted that ban for the same reasons.

YouTube is a video sharing site owned by Google. Larry Page (image) is the CEO of Google. According to Alexa, a company that provides web traffic data, the number one website visited by humans on Earth is google.com followed by facebook.com and youtube.com. You can see the list here.

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Every minute, 100 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube.

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Here is a fun video on YouTube about something called the McGurk Effect.

Image Credits: Marcin Mycielski, European Parliament  for Page’s image

Sources: CIA World Factbook, BBC, YouTube, Google