Turkey tightens grip on social media platforms

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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns an amendment to the law on Internet crimes that Turkey’s government has submitted to parliament with the aim of silencing mounting online criticism. The government’s goal is to control social media, the only remaining refuge for critical journalists in Turkey, RSF said.

Turkey has more than 37 million Facebook subscribers and 16 million Twitter subscribers, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is keener than ever to tighten his legislative grip on these and other so

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