The new law for imposing stricter restrictions on social networks in Turkey was voted on Turkish Parliament today.

The new law requires companies to introduce an official representative, provide requested user information within 48 hours, imply restrictions on requested accounts. In case of violation of this law, the punishment includes financial penalties and bandwidth censorship.

Turkey sent more than 600 requests for information to Twitter in the first six months of 2019 alone; Second country in terms of volume of applications.

By the end of 2019, Turkey had blocked 408000 websites, 130000 Internet addresses, 7000 Twitter accounts, and 10000 YouTube videos.

There are many protests against the new laws. People and freedom activists are worried about the situation.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *