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Turkey orders media blackout as Facebook and Twitter 'blocked'

Date: 2015-10-11

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Author: IDFI

Posted Category : Local NGO representative,Governmental institutions,Twitter,Restricted/Blocked/Denied,Turkey,

In the wake of the recent suicide bomb at a Pro-Kurdish rally in Turkey's capital Ankara that killed at least 95 and injured 300, the country's media watchdog has temporarily banned social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter in order to minimize the spread of the images of the attack. The Turkish government feared that these images would "create a feeling of panic". more