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Twitter, Facebook Fined by Turkey for Breaching Law Aimed at Curbing Dissent

Twitter, Facebook Fined by Turkey for Breaching Law Aimed at Curbing Dissent

ISTANBUL—Turkish authorities have fined Twitter Inc., Facebook Inc. and three other social-media platforms for failing to comply with a new law that c

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ISTANBUL—Turkish authorities have fined Twitter Inc., Facebook Inc. and three other social-media platforms for failing to comply with a new law that civil-rights activists have decried as an attempt to stifle dissent. 

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Periscope and TikTok have each been fined 10 million Turkish lira, equivalent to $1.2 million, for missing a Nov. 2 deadline to appoint a country representative, Turkey’s deputy minister of transportation and infrastructure, Omer Fatih Sayan, said Wednesday.

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This post first appeared on wsj.com

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