Hillary Clinton called on the Turkish government late Friday to restore citizens’ access to Twitter after it was blocked a day earlier.
The freedom to speak out & to connect is a fundamental right. The people of Turkey deserve that right restored. #TwitterisblockedinTurkey— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 22, 2014
On Saturday, Turks encountered even more issues trying to access the Internet, according to Reuters.
After Twitter was blocked late Thursday, a number of citizens figured out how to circumvent the ban by changing their Domain Name System (DNS) settings. The change essentially disguises the location of a computer.
Computers that changed their DNS settings, however, were not able to access the Internet at all, Reuters reports.
Clinton’s comments came as the White House also weighed in on the situation Friday.
White House spokesman Jay Carney said the Obama administration is deeply concerned by the Turkish government’s moves to block Twitter.
“We have conveyed our serious concern to the Turkish government, urge Turkish authorities to respect the freedom of the press by permitting the independent and unfettered operation of media of all kinds, and support the people of Turkey in their calls to restore full access to the blocked technologies,” he said in a statement.