in public social media law known as Within the scope of the changes made in the law number 7253 operating in Turkey and the daily number of visitors More than 1 million The obligation to appoint representatives to existing platforms was imposed. LinkedIn throwing up all platforms from YouTube representative for Turkey, only Twitter has not taken any step.
Twitter Turkey began negotiations for office
With the enactment of the law, Twitter, which has faced two fines and advertising ban in the process until today, is now moving to the other stage. 50 percent reduction of bandwidth was expected. Finally, there has been a pleasing development in this regard. According to the information we have obtained, Twitter officials contacted these ministries to appoint representatives and negotiations started.
At this stage, though Turkey has not yet become clear that Twitter has been opened in the office of the talks will be completed in a few days and expresses the precise explanation to do.
What will happen if Twitter cannot appoint a representative?
Our expectation is that Twitter will appoint a representative for our country, similar to other platforms. Because if no action is taken in this regard, the bandwidth will be reduced by 50 percent. If no steps are taken, this rate will be increased to 90 percent. Therefore, the platform will become almost unusable.
The path followed for platforms within the scope of social media law is as follows;
1 – An administrative fine of 10 million lira will be imposed on social network providers who fail to fulfill their obligations.
2 – If the obligation is not fulfilled within 30 days of the notification of this penalty, the social network provider will be fined 30 million TL this time.
3 – The second time after the receipt of administrative fines that obligation is not fulfilled within 30 days taxpayer resident in Turkey will be banned advertising on the social network provider to provide real and legal persons concerned. The advertising ban decision will be published in the Official Gazette.
4 – If the necessary obligation is not fulfilled within 3 months from the date of the decision to ban advertising, the President of the Information Technologies and Communication Authority will be able to apply to the criminal judge of peace to reduce the internet traffic bandwidth of the social network provider by 50 percent.
5 – In the event that the said obligation is not fulfilled within 30 days of the decision of the judge regarding the acceptance of the application, the President of the Information Technologies and Communication Authority will be able to apply to the criminal judge of peace to reduce the internet traffic bandwidth of the social network provider up to 90 percent.
6- Social network providers, even at the end of this process, if they agreed to open a representative office in Turkey, they will be charged one-fourth of administrative monetary penalties imposed until that day, will be removed from advertising ban and will also terminate interference with Internet traffic bandwidth.