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Turkey fines Twitter over terrorist propaganda

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 11:44 GMT, Dec 12, 2015 |
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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.