Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Twitter To Pay Turkey $50,000 "Terrorist Propaganda" Fine

The Turkish government has insisted Twitter will pay a $50,000 fine for its refusal to remove “terrorist propaganda” from the site.

According to the Transport Minister, Binali Yildirim who has "vowed to take measures and ensure" Twitter pays the fine handed out by the telecoms regulator BTK communications technologies authority.

Twitter was blocked in early 2014, after which two prominent news accounts were frozen, all part of a crackdown on people disseminating information that criticized the government.

Both Twitter and YouTube were blocked again in early 2015, with the social network apparently complying with demands to take down content in order to get its service back up and running.

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