Turkey enforces a ban on ads on Twitter

Turkey enforces a ban on ads on Twitter

Ankara imposed a ban on ads on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest after it failed to appoint local representatives in Turkey under a new social media law, according to For decisions Published today, Tuesday.

Under the law, social media companies that do not hire such representatives are subject to a series of penalties, including the latest move from the Turkish Information and Communication Technology Authority (BTK).

The law allows Turkish authorities to remove content from the platforms, rather than blocking access as they have done in the past.

This caused concern as people moved more to online platforms after Ankara tightened its grip on the major media.

And the recent decisions in the country’s official gazette said: The ban on advertisements has come into effect as of Tuesday.

And theHe said Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure and Chairman of the Information and Communication Technology Authority (Umar Fateh Sayan) Ömer Fatih SayanTwitter and Pinterest bandwidths are reduced by 50 percent in April and by 90 percent in May.

Twitter said last month that it would close the Periscope app by March due to reduced usage.

Sayan said: We are determined to do everything necessary to protect data, privacy and the rights of our nation, and we will never allow digital fascism and ignoring the rules to prevail in Turkey, echoing strict comments by President (Recep Tayyip Erdogan).

On Monday, Facebook joined other companies, saying it was moving to appoint a local representative, but added that it plans to withdraw the actor if faced with pressure about what is allowed on its platform.

The YouTube platform, owned by Google, said a month ago: It adheres to the new law, which Ankara says: It strengthens domestic oversight of foreign companies.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have faced fines in previous months Turkey For non-compliance, she faces Companies that do not adhere to the law reduce their bandwidth, which essentially results in an access ban.

Last week, Erdogan said: Those who control the data can create digital dictatorships by ignoring democracy, law, rights and freedoms, and pledged to defend what he described as the country’s cyber home.


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