Turkey passes controversial new social media law

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Under the new law, social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter have to ensure they have local representatives in Turkey. Photo: Reuters ISTANBUL: The Turkish Parliament on Wednesday passed a controversial new law regulating social media to comply with any demands by the government to block or remove content. Under the new law, social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter have to ensure they have local representatives in Turkey and to comply with court orders over the removal of certain content or face heavy fines.

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