Twitter to appoint Turkey representative: official

Twitter will appoint a local representative in Turkey under a contentious social media law that allows authorities to remove content from platforms, a government official said on Friday. Turkey’s new social media regulations entered into force in October after being passed in parliament by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party. They require platforms with more than one million unique daily users to appoint representatives who can handle court orders to take down offending content within 48 hours. Non-compliance could lead to fines or restrictions on bandwidth, blocking access to the pl…

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