Facebook has blocked an unspecified number of pages that featured content allegedly insulting the Prophet Mohammed on Monday, following an order from a local court in Turkey, Mashable has learned. On Sunday, a local court in Ankara, Turkey, threatened to block Facebook entirely if the social network didn’t comply with the order. But Facebook complied less than 24 hours later and blocked the conten
A court in Turkey ordered Facebook to block several pages that it deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammad, threatening to block access to the social network if it does not comply, Reuters reported. According to Reuters, via state broadcaster TRT, the court order followed a request by a prosecutor. Reuters pointed out that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his administration have promoted an Islamist agenda, adding that
NDTVFacebook Said to Block Pages on Muhammad to Avoid Ban in TurkeyNDTV”In comparison with Twitter and YouTube, Facebook cooperates with the Turkish authorities much better,” said Yaman Akdeniz, a cyberlaw
Facebook has blocked some content in Turkey after Turkish authorities said the material was illegal because it was insulting to the Prophet Muhammad.Facebook took the steps after receiving a valid legal request via court order late Sunday evening, a source at the company said. The content, which appeared on one page on the site, is no longer visible in Turkey. The order was given by the Golbasi .
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Turkey toFacebook: Block Pages That Insult Prophet Mohammad (SocialTimes) A court in Turkey ordered Facebook to block several pages that it deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammad, threatening to block access to the social network if it does not comply, Reuters reported. According to Reuters, via state broadcaster TRT, the court order followed a request by a prosecutor. The Next Web The decision follows a
“There is a continuous, routine crackdown on media,” said Erkan Saka, a communications professor and new media expert at Istanbul’s Bilgi
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Two brilliant academics, Assistant Professor Kerem Altıparmak of Ankara University’s Faculty of Political Sciences and Professor Yaman Akdeniz of İstanbul Bilgi University, sent a legal notice to Twitter Inc. last week. The notice has been sent to both ..