Monday, January 26, 2015

Facebook Blocks a Page That Insults Mohammed; Yields to Turkish Threat to End Facebook Access

Facebook has decided to block a page that insults the Islamic Prophet Mohammed after receiving a court order in Turkey, the UPI website reports today (January 26, 2015).

A Turkish court decided to ban all websites featuring the cover of the Charlie Hebdo magazine with the Prophet Mohammed on it earlier in January.

The country was threatening to remove access to all Facebook in Turkey if the social media company did not comply with its requests.

Members of the Turkish government had previously threatened to ban Facebook because of people posting articles and images critical of the government.

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