Meta and Google’s reaction to the social media law: Re-evaluate!

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Meta and Google's reaction to the social media law: Re-evaluate!

Meta and Google Turkey have asked for a reconsideration of the disinformation bill adopted in Parliament last week.

Meta and Google's reaction to the social media law: Re-evaluate!

One of the events that has occupied Turkey’s agenda recently is the social media law. The draft law, which was passed in Parliament last month and includes prison sentences for those who make fake news and share misleading information on the internet, has attracted the reaction of the internet giants. Google and Meta have called for a reconsideration of the disinformation proposal.

Meta and Google Turkey: Re-evaluate the legislative proposal
According to the Milliyet newspaper, the draft law, which brings up to 3 years in prison for fake news and sharing, has attracted the reaction of Google and Meta (Facebook). At the same time, such companies are obliged to obtain electronic communication authorization from BTK and to continue their activities through a representative established in Turkey as a joint stock or limited liability company.

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Google and Meta said that issues such as BTK authorization and the requirement for joint stock or limited liability companies will force all social networking platforms. They therefore asked for a reconsideration of the bill.

Google Turkey Government Relations and Public Policy Manager Pelin Kuzey Karaman made the following statements about the disinformation proposal;

It is with great sadness that we really see that our company may not be able to meet the requirements of the current law. We believe that the formal and institutional structure requirements for the obligation to appoint representatives will be re-evaluated in line with the objectives of the draft and we ask all of you for your support for a regulation that can enable social providers to act more quickly and effectively in terms of compliance with the law that does not frustrate the investments and work they have made to date.

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