Twitter Further Explains Why It Restricted Content Leading up to Turkey’s Election
Twitter on Monday shared further details about why it restricted access to certain content in Turkey ahead of the country’s election, which took place on May 14.
The election is headed to a runoff scheduled for May 28 after neither of the two top contenders got more than 50 percent of the vote.
On the day prior to the election, Twitter announced it restricted access to “some content in Turkey” in a response to legal process, and “to ensure Twitter remains available to the people of Turkey.”
The move generated widespread discussion among Twitter users, with some critical of what they called censorship actions, while others expressing that there was little that the U.S.-based company could do to counter a foreign government’s threat to shut down Twitter in Turkey….
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