Free Web Turkey Platform has launched its report, “End of News: Internet Censorship in Turkey.” According to the data compiled between November 2019 and October 2020, at least 1910 URLs, domain names and social media posts as well as 26 news websites were banned from access. 65 percent of all access bans were against news articles. 42 percent of all censored news articles were identified to have been related directly with the Justice and Development Party (AKP) Chairman and President of Republic Erdoğan, his family, the party’s mayors or executives. The report further indicated that 56 URLs on news articles regarding the pandemic were banned from access. It further reveals the tendency to issue access bans against news not only against the government, but also on the perpetrators of crimes against women and children – in order to protect the perpetrators.
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