Social media giant Facebook has rejected Turkey’s new obligation to appoint representatives to the country in what an expert said “a major blow to the government.”
Cyber rights activist Yaman Akdeniz announced the company’s decision from his Twitter account, as he also said that he expects Twitter’s decision to be influenced by Facebook’s move.
Turkey's new social media platforms related legal provisions come into effect today and today is the last day for the likes of Twitter and Facebook to appoint Turkish based representatives in Turkey. So, let's recap thew whole situation in this thread. pic.twitter.com/UusFPFHWlj
— Yaman Akdeniz (@cyberrights) October 1, 2020
Let’s see what Spotify will do about it:(
In other news:
This article presents ethnographic insights into the everyday lives of people who circulate conspiratorial narratives through an ethnographic study of ultranationalist men in contemporary Turkey. Drawing on the findings of this research, the author suggests that conspiratorial discourses should be examined not solely in terms of their (anti‐)truth qualities but as social practices through which masculine subjectivities and socialities are engendered.