Social Media Investigation Against 261 People in One Week

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The Ministry of Interior released a statement about the operations that have been conducted over the last week today (September 17).

According to the statement released on the official website of the Ministry, 376 social media accounts have been investigated and legal action has been taken against 261 social media users between September 10 and 17.

Following charges have been pressed against the social media users:

“Propagandizing for a terrorist organization, promoting these organizations, declaring affiliation with terrorist organizations, inciting people to enmity and hatred, insulting state officials, attempting against state’s indivisible integrity, committing hate speech…”

Social media investigations

General Directorate of Security announced on August 12, 2018 that an investigation was launched into 346 social media accounts which shared posts about the exchange rate of the US Dollar.

Ankara and İstanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Offices launched investigation into “news items, printer and visual publication, social media accounts that serve in economic attacks” on the same day.

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