Turkey approves 3-year jail term for fake news

The Parliament of Turkey has passed the law of three years imprisonment for spreading fake news on TV and social media.

These new rules Turkey It was implemented 8 months before the general election by the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan It is being seen as an attempt to strengthen the government’s grip on the media.

On the occasion of the approval of this law in Turkey on Thursday, the opposition parties strongly opposed it.

A member of the opposition Barack Erbe In protest, he broke his mobile phone with a hammer in Parliament.

Last December, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan said: Social media is becoming a threat to democracy in today’s era.

At the beginning of this year, media freedom watchdogs around the world Reporters Without Borders In its annual report, Turkey was ranked 149 out of 180 countries in the Media Freedom Index.

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