Thursday, 8 May 2014

Turkey has censored more than 100 tweets in the past week




More than a month after Turkey lifted its Twitter block, the country's government is still keeping a close eye on any potentially embarrassing tweets. This week alone, Turkish courts have filed five separate takedown motions to Twitter HQ, requesting the removal of over a hundred tweets. Most of the tweets are still available to US users, but it seems likely that Twitter has blocked them for users registered within Turkey, in accordance with its policy of compliance with local laws and court orders. (We contacted Twitter to confirm the orders, and will update with their response.)
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