Twitter access restored in Turkey
According to NetBlocks, Turkish authorities met with Twitter to “remind Twitter of its obligations” involving the deletion of offensive material and false information. Access to Twitter has since been reestablished in Turkey, the business stated.
“The restoration comes after authorities held a meeting with Twitter to remind Twitter of its obligations on content takedowns and disinformation,” the company tweeted.
Earlier on Wednesday, NetBlocks said it was filtering traffic at the internet service provider level that prevented Twitter users from reaching the social media site, two days after a massive earthquake claimed thousands of lives in southern Turkey and northern Syria.
The report came after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned social media users against disinformation. Turkish police said they had arrested five people and taken 18 into custody after they shared “provocative posts”
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