Turkey may block Facebook access during coming elections

Turkey may block Facebook access during coming elections

May 14, 2011 – 11:12 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net –

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a Facebook page with
784,244 fans, but that didn’t stop him condemned the site during an
election rally for his political party.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a Facebook page with
784,244 fans, but apparently that didn’t stop the ruler from
condemning the site during an election rally for his political party,
according to Allfacebook.com.

The premier reportedly said, `Pages on Facebook are ugly and
horrible.’ Anyway, Erdogan’s beef with Facebook concerns what he
considers `immoral’ content published for all to see.

He also lashed out against email in the same speech, refuting
accusations by the leader of the opposing political party.

But, Erdogan’s condemnation of Facebook comes at a time when Turkey’s
entire political structure hinges on the coming elections. And over
the past month, Turks have been making a very strong showing in
Facebook rankings, especially it is seen in list of the most engaging
pages.

`The coming elections would certainly explain the spike in social
media activity we’ve been seeing in Turkey; and surely not every
single one of the Turk posts on Facebook favor Erdogan. Let’s just
hope that the country doesn’t decide to block access to the site like
what almost happened this past October,’ the report says.

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