Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, Others Fined Over $1 Million Each for Not Appointing a Turkey Representative

first_imgTurkey has ordered Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Periscope, YouTube and TikTok to pay TRY 10 million (roughly Rs. 9 crores) fines for failing to comply, Deputy Transport and Infrastructure Minister Omer Fatih Sayan tweeted.If the networks fail to open local offices by the start of December, they will be fined an additional 30 million lira.Failure to comply by early January would result in an advertising ban.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is one of the most popular leaders on social media with nearly 17 million followers and a very active presence.But under his government, Turks have faced increasing prosecution over their social media posts, especially those accused of insulting the president. Erdogan does not hide his disdain for social media, which he threatened to “wipe out” in 2014.The new law was adopted after Erdogan’s anger over online insults of Finance Minister Berat Albayrak and his wife Esra, the president’s daughter, following their fourth child’s birth in June.Turks are accustomed to limited access to websites and content, with Turkish courts submitting hundreds of content removal requests to Twitter over the past few years.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. Should the social media companies still ignore Turkish law three months after the advertising ban, they will see bandwidth reductions of 50 percent and then by as much as 90 percent in the fifth and final stage.Digital rights expert Yaman Akdeniz said any bandwidth reduction would start in April and reach 90 percent by May, making the platforms effectively inaccessible.Akdeniz tweeted on Tuesday that only the private Russian social media firm VK had appointed a Turkish representative to date.- Advertisement – Turkey on Wednesday fined Facebook, Twitter and three other social media companies for failing to appoint a country representative under a controversial law which came into force last month.The legislation, passed in July, requires platforms with more than one million users to appoint representatives in Turkey that could implement court orders to remove contentious content or face heavy fines.- Advertisement –last_img read more

The Revival of Olympic Spirit Through the Project “Celebrating Olympic”

first_imgThe year 2014 in B&H will be marked by many Jubilees. The 30 year anniversary of one of the most important cultural, sportive and touristic events in world- Winter Olympic games, hosted by Sarajevo, B&H in 1984 will be celebrated.B&H, specifically Sarajevo and East Sarajevo in 2014 will start a three year preparations for the organization of the European Winter Olympic Games for Youth EYOWF 2017.On this occasion, the Olympic Committee of B&H in partnership with agencies CIP7 and Visia will implement a four year project – Olympic Family- Celebrating Olympic that aims to revive the Olympic spirit, to promote original Olympic values, to raise awareness on the importance of organizing the upcoming event Winter European Festival for Youth EYOWF 2017, popularization of winter sports in general and the creation of a new generation of athletes, primarily for winter sports.The exhibition of B&H artists that will present a very important cultural event for the whole country is one of the segments of the project Olympic Family- Celebrating Olympic. The exhibition will be presented in 10 cities in B&H. All the art academies and all professional artists are invited.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more