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

Lady Charger Volleyball Teams On The Winning Side

first_imgNorth Decatur High School Girls Varsity Volleyball beat Rushville Consolidated High School 3-0. 25-18, 26-24, 25-23.The Lady Chargers top Rushville in 3 sets! We came out with a lot of intensity tonight and it was great to see the girls play as a team! We minimized unforced errors in regards to missed serves and passed the ball well.   Chargers Scoring: Kara Muckerheide set 97/100 with 32 assists, 3 kills, 5 blocks & 5 digs; Olivia Bohman adder 8 kills, 3 aces & 10 digs; Erika Kramer tallied 12 kills & 9 digs; Madelyn Bohman 11 digs, 7 kills & 4 blocks; Olivia O’Dell 7 digs & Anna Burkhart 5 digs.   The JV team won in 2: 25-17 & 25-14.   Abby Hartman & Erin Schwering each had 5 kills. Sami Luttel adder 12 assists & Brittany Krieger totaled 12 digs.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Ashley Gauck.North Decatur Girls 7th Grade Volleyball beat Edinburgh Schools 2-0. 25-13, 25-20.7th Grade North Decatur girls Volleyball defeated Edinburgh in 2 games in their first game of the season.  25-13, 25-20.Hannah Gorrell and Claire Kinker led the team in serves with 15 pts and 9 pts. Sydney Rohls and Ally Witaker led the team with 7 perfect passes each. Kelsey Haley had a strong night of setting to assist Hannah Gorrell for 6 Kills.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Molly Waechter.last_img read more

Broward Home Invader Struggles with Woman Before Fleeing

first_imgPhoto courtesy: Coral Springs Police Department Detectives have identified the suspect as 23-year-old Bailewa Davis. It is unknown whether he got away with anything of value. The doorbell security camera recorded Davis on video. He is described as being about 5-foot-8, with dreadlocks and a goatee. In addition, he was last seen wearing a hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants. Investigators are asking anyone who knows Davis’ whereabouts, or who has information about the break-in, to call Detective Frank Randazzo at (954) 346-1262 or email frandazzo@coralsprings.org.center_img They say Davis got in about 9 p.m. Monday, when a woman answered the door of the house in the 8400 block of Northwest 27th Drive in Coral Springs. The two struggled and the suspect ran east on Northwest 27th Street headed towards Riverside Drive, according to police. Anonymous tips can be given to Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-8477 and online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Police are searching for a home invader who allegedly knocked at the door of a Broward home and forced his way inside, only to have the senior resident fight back.last_img read more