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Turkey issued new rules for social media. That may mean that media censorship wasn’t working.
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Turkey issued new rules for social media. That may mean that media censorship wasn’t working.

Max Hoffman and Alan Makovsky discuss how Turkey's move to effectively ban Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube is another step in the country's push to control the media.

Turkey’s parliament on July 29 passed legislation effectively banning Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube — unless they comply with government censorship. Under the rules, expected to take effect on Oct. 1, every major social media platform will need to appoint a local representative in Turkey and respond quickly to court orders to block or remove content. Companies that fail to designate a representative could face hefty fines and see their bandwidth cut by up to 90 percent.

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Authors

Max Hoffman

Director

Alan Makovsky

Senior Fellow