Turkey imposes fine on Twitter for not delete tweets




The Turkish telecommunications authority, the BTK, imposed a fine on Twitter for not removing ‘terrorist propaganda’. It is the first time that Turkey imposes a fine on Twitter.

Twitter The fine amounts to 150.000 lira, about 47 000 euro, the BTK let know to Reuters. This was imposed by the telecom authority because Twitter messages have not been removed despite requests. These are tweets, in the words of the BTK, ‘terrorist propaganda encouraging people to take public actions of violence and hatred. ” The BTK get this Turkish law “on regulation of the Internet and combating crime through the Internet” from 2007 to. Which tweets it goes is unknown.

Turkey has in the past been blocked several times because the website Twitter tweets are not deleted on the basis of requests by the Turkish government. Also, YouTube and Facebook are often made by Turkey in the ban because of similar cases. The penalty was sent to the headquarters of Twitter in San Francisco. The Turkish Ministry of Finance will try to recover the fine.


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