From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
MPs pass internet censorship law
Thursday 6th Febuary 2014
Turkish MPs approved internet controls on Wednesday night enabling web pages to be blocked within four hours.
But the opposition decried the measure as part of a government bid to stifle a corruption scandal with methods more suitable to «times of coups.»
The Bill provided for telecommunications authorities to block access to material within four hours without a prior court order, tightening restrictions imposed in a widely criticised law adopted in 2007.
Social media and video sharing sites have been awash with recordings of ministers, including Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, and businessmen close to him presented as evidence of wrongdoing.
«This is against the constitution. Bans like this exist in times of coups and have not been able to conceal any corruption,»…
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