Big fines for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube in Turkey

In Turkey social media has now entered a new era. Here came the first penalties in this new era.

Adopted in the General Assembly of the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM)Proposal to Amend the Law on Arranging Broadcasts on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed Through These Broadcastsin Turkey with a new social media order passed. Social network providers with more than one million daily access in Turkey with the law enacted on 1 October He had to have a representative in Turkey.

After the expiration of the legal period that has been put into practice, “who does not declare a representative” in Turkey Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Periscope, YouTube and TikTok social media platforms such as 10 million lira fined. As far as reported, this penalty amount will be 30 million TL after 1 month. Advertising will then be banned, and bandwidth will be reduced three months after the ad ban.

Making a statement on the subject, Deputy Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Ömer Fatih Sayan said, “With the amendments made to the Law No. 7253, which is known as the social media law in the public opinion, some rules were declared to be followed by foreign companies operating in Turkey with more than 1 million daily access. After the expiry of the legal period, social network providers, especially Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Periscope, Youtube and Tiktok, were fined 10 million lira each, who did not notify the representative.

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In the new period, the first penalties came to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Periscope, YouTube and TikTok.

The social network that does not fulfill the obligations determined in the process The bandwidth of the provider will be throttled by 50 percent and then up to 95 percent as a penalty. With the regulation, individuals as well as institutions will be able to apply to social network providers to remove content or block access, and social media companies will have to respond to these applications within the specified time.

To network providers who leave applications unanswered will be finedThe content that is determined to be unlawful by a court decision will be reported to the social network provider, and the social network providers who do not fulfill the requirements within a certain hour despite the notification will be responsible for the compensation of the damages.

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