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Twitter has missed the deadline for paying a $50,000 fine imposed on it by the Turkish government for its refusal to remove “terrorist propaganda” from the site. Government minister Binali Yildirim has vowed to take measures to make Twitter pay the fine handed out by the telecoms regulator BTK. This is the first fine of this kind to be imposed on Twitter, but it’s just part of an ongoing battle between the Turkish government and Web providers. As early as 2010, the Turkish government attempted to block YouTube because people in the country were using it to criticize the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa…
Micro-blogging site Twitter filed a lawsuit in an Ankara court on Jan. 7, seeking to annul a fine issued by Turkish authorities over the site not removing content Turkey said was “terrorist propaganda”
Turkey will take measures after Twitter failed to pay a 150,000-Turkish Lira fine demanded by the authorities, Minister Binali Yıldırım stated on Jan. 6
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Twitter has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the Turkish government disputing a $50,000 fine that it was ordered to pay for an account deemed to be spreading “terrorist propaganda” on its site. Although not revealing its source, Reuters has attributed this development to someone “familiar with the matter.” It’s unclear who the disputed account relates to, but Turkey has experienced five years of continued decline in press freedom, according to global watchdog Freedom House, thanks in part to new media laws enacted to control the Web. Turkey was the top country named in Twitter’s latest transparency report from the first half of…

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