- Global Voices Advox - https://advox.globalvoices.org -

Great Firewall of Turkey: access your WordPress blog with WordPrexy

Categories: Turkey

As a reaction to the court's decision to block access [1] to the entire WordPress.com [2] blogging platform in Turkey, following a libel action brought by the Islamic-creationist [3], Adnan Oktar [4], Great Firewall of Turkey [5] activists launched WordPrexy.com [6] project to make Turkish blogs hosted on WordPress.com [2] accessible. WordPrexy [6] is a WordPress-specific proxy server that mirrors the content of WordPress.com:

What we do at WordPrexy.com [6] is basically offer an easy to use proxy service to bypass the blocking of WordPress.com in Turkey. What we don't do is copy your content and serve it as ours, or host it on our servers. We have neither the capacity nor the financial sources to do so.

But what is funny, and scary [7], is that WordPrexy [6] could be used elsewhere in the world as well, like in Thailand where wordpress.com also has been blocked [8]. Actually, WordPrexy [6] clones every single WordPress.com [2] hosted blogs, even the WordPress.com [2] home page. So if your blocked blog is hosted on WordPress.com [2], WordPrexy has already a clone of it.