‘Blame us if needed,’ says RedHack on Twitter detentions over Turkish protests
29 people were detained for their tweets relating to the Taksim Gezi Park protests on June 5.Turkish hacker network RedHack gave tips to protesters to avoid being charged with “Sharing provocative messages” on social media, as 29 people were detained for their tweets relating to the Taksim Gezi Park protests on June 5.
If these tips failed to work, “Users can tell the police that our account was hacked by Redhack, we would take the blame with pleasure,” the group said via Twitter.
One of the major pieces of advice given by RedHack to users was to refuse the allegations, which would force the police to prove their claim. “They write to Twitter to prove your identity, but Twitter does not give the number of IP’s to Turkey as policy,” RedHack said adding that this would lead to the confiscation of their computers. The group also noted that Skype and Facebook gave IP numbers to states, advising to use IP spoofing proxy servers. “Even if they know it’s you but they can’t prove it, they can’t do anything. Play with the rules, have fun,” RedHack said.