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

UFC Uruguay: Mike Perry’s shattered nose and Raulian Pavia’s eyebrow cut are absolutely gruesome

first_imgThat …. may just be a broken nose. #UFCUruguay pic.twitter.com/ocHv2EP3mU— UFC (@ufc) August 11, 2019 😱😱😱 @PlatinumPerry’s nose! #UFCUruguay pic.twitter.com/wZoVioBlFf— UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) August 11, 2019 The gruesome injury paved the way for Luque to get the split decision over Perry by the scores of 29-28, 29-28 and 28-29. And that was one of two ghastly injuries on the night, as Raulian Pavia suffered this unreal gash on his eyebrow in his loss to Rogerio Bontorin during the prelims earlier in the evening. That’s a beauty!!! ESPN+ pic.twitter.com/4K2WWKK16H— Dana White (@danawhite) August 10, 2019 Not for the weak at heart whatsoever. The UFC Uruguay co-main event between Vicente Luque and Mike Perry was already a war Saturday night.But the all-action fight erupted into an instant blood bath during the third round, when Luque caught Perry flush with a flying knee that shattered his nose, leaving it absolutely mangled in easily one of the worst broken noses you’ll ever see.last_img read more

Salsa-slayer gets 11 years behind bars

first_imgLANCASTER – A 19-year-old Lancaster man has been ordered to serve 11 years in prison for throwing a bottle of salsa that fatally injured a volunteer collecting donations for the homeless. The case of Joseph Peterson started out as a relatively minor affair when he was accused of stealing M&Ms and Twizzlers from a discount store. When Peterson fled with the candy, Charles Hairston, a 51-year-old homeless-group volunteer, tried to stop him, sheriff’s officials said. Peterson threw the bottle, hitting him in the head. Hairston died three weeks later. Peterson pleaded no contest Wednesday to voluntary manslaughter after prosecutors agreed to dismiss a charge of murder. He was sentenced to 11 years. Hairston then pushed a shopping cart into the car to stop it and a fight followed that carried into the store. Peterson threw items at Hairston, hitting him in the head with the salsa. Peterson was arrested, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor burglary and assault with a deadly weapon, and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years’ probation. But three days after the incident, Hairston went to a hospital complaining of a headache. Doctors diagnosed a subdural hematoma, or bruising inside his head, and Hairston underwent surgery on July 20. He died of complications Aug. 2 and the murder charge was filed. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 476-4586160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s probably a fair resolution on the matter,” Deputy District Attorney Bernie LaForteza said. Peterson’s attorney, Tyson Beers, said there was no malice or intent to kill on his client’s part. “We think it’s a good resolution,” Beers said. “Getting it down from second-degree murder to voluntary manslaughter is pretty good and a pretty big jump.” Hairston, a Lancaster resident, was outside a 99 Cents Only store July 14, 2006, collecting donations when Peterson, his girlfriend and another couple went inside the store, prosecutors said. Employees saw them taking candy and tried to stop them. Peterson drove away, nearly hitting an employee who was trying to write down the license plate number, prosecutors said. last_img read more