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

Fischer Named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week

first_imgHis performance bested the previous Drake school record in this event, which was set in 2000 by Matt Gabrielson with a time of 8:06.44. Fischer’s time also ranks as the second fastest time in Missouri Valley Conference this season and one of the top 30 times in the nation. ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Drake University senior Reed Fischer (Minnetonka, Minn.) has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week presented by Eagle Bank and Trust Company, the conference announced Tuesday, Feb. 7. Academically, Fischer holds a 3.81 grade point average and is a double major in English and public relations. The Scholar-Athlete of the Week honor is the fifth of the year for Fischer and marks the 13th of the year for a Drake student-athlete. Fischer, a member of the Drake track and field team, shattered the school record in the indoor 3,000 meters by nearly two full seconds with a time of 8:04.98 at the Meyo Invitational Saturday in South Bend, Ind.  His time was good enough for a fourth-place finish in a deep field that featured some of the nation’s top distance runners.center_img 2016-17 Drake MVC Scholar-Athletes of the WeekFeb. 7 – Reed Fischer, Men’s Track & FieldJan. 31 – Becca Jonas, Women’s BasketballJan. 23 – Caitlin Ingle, Women’s BasketballJan. 3 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballDec. 27 – Redd Timmer, Men’s BasketballDec. 27 – Becca Jonas , Women’s BasketballNov. 22 – Reed Fischer, Men’s Cross CountryNov. 1 – Reed Fischer, Men’s Cross CountryOct. 25 – James Wypych, Men’s SoccerOct. 4 – Reed Fischer, Men’s Cross CountrySept. 27 – Mueng Sunday, Men’s SoccerSept. 6 – Reed Fischer, Men’s Cross CountryAug. 30 – James Wypych, Men’s Soccer Print Friendly Version To qualify for the honor, student-athlete must carry a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing. Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes will be evaluated on their athletic performance for a one-week period.last_img read more