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[liberationtech] BBC: Izmir police arrested 25 people for tweeting "misinformation".

Rayna at
Wed Jun 5 07:01:49 PDT 2013

In Turkey, in order to have an Internet-enabled phone, one must provide
citizen ID. So, it's not that complicated to identify people after all...

My 2 cents,

2013/6/5 micah <micah at>

> michael gurstein <gurstein at> writes:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Also in Izmir, state-run Anatolia news agency reported that police had
> > arrested 25 people for tweeting "misinformation".
> >
> >
> >
> > An official from the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), Ali
> Engin,
> > told Anatolia they were being held for "calling on people to protest".
> >
> >
> >
> > Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that Twitter was a
> > "menace" being used to spread "lies".
> It is frightening to hear about arrests in turkey because of
> twitter. How were they identified?
> More importantly, the announcement comes from the state-run news. One
> should take any state-run news with a grain of salt. Perhaps this was
> done to scare people away from using social media. If that is the real
> truth, then the state-run media is the one spreading "misinformation",
> which would be ironic which perhaps belies the truth.
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