Law to regulate Internet content is implemented in Turkey
1 de octubre de 2020, 14:10Ankara, Oct. 1 (Prensa Latina) A law to regulate internet content came into force today in Turkey, after being passed last July by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The regulations include the appointment of a representative in Turkey for some websites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Failing to comply with the regulations, digital platforms may be fined up to $4 million, following a warning by competent authorities, according to the law.
Since 2014, Turkey´s government has envisaged limiting the content disclosed on internet through some regulations and in the first half of 2019, the country topped the list of governments requesting to remove Twitter publications, with over 6,000 complaints, according to official statistics.
Earlier, Erdogan, declared a detractor of this form of communication, described this social network as a 'threat', arguing that it facilitated anti-government demonstrations in 2013.
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