This is the only kind of solidarity against web censorship that can pressure governments to re-consider their authoritarian ways:
Turkish bloggers are closing their websites to protest against courts banning dozens of mainstream sites for carrying content deemed “immoral” or insulting to Turkey’s founding father.
A grassroots “censuring the censors” movement has formed over the past week, with about 450 websites voluntarily replacing their content with a message mocking the official court order barring access to a website.
A law passed in 2007 gave judges the power to ban websites for inciting suicide, drug use, paedophilia, immorality, illegal prostitution or insulting Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the architect of modern Turkey.
This Turkish newspaper claims that around 500 sites closed down to protest the government’s continual attacks on sites such as YouTube.