Turkey fines Twitter over terrorist propaganda
Turkey’s communications regulator has imposed an unprecedented fine on Twitter for allowing the publication of content deemed to justify terror, the state-run Anatolia news agency said Friday.
The Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) has fined Twitter TRY 150,000 ($50,700 or roughly Indian Rs. 33,97,000), the first time it has issued such a penalty to the company.
Despite repeated warnings, Twitter failed to withdraw content “praising terrorism, targeting the security forces and inciting hatred and violence”, it said.