Turkish Government Targets Social Media for Restrictions

Censorship will stop citizen activism, right?


Turkey's government is working on legislation to restrict the use of Twitter and other social media, blamed for the worst unrest the country has experienced in decades.

The Turkish justice ministry is putting together a bill on internet crime, which will also include sections on social media, according to local media.

"In the end, I think it will be quite futile," said Roy Karadag, an analyst specializing in Turkey at the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies at the University of Bremen.