Erdogan rebuffs 'pressure' by social media providers

Erdogan rebuffs 'pressure' by social media providers

Turkey will not bow down to "pressure" by social media companies that see themselves above the laws on individual rights, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asserted.

Digitalization across the world has brought some radical changes and technology is at the epicenter of human life, enabling people to obtain information at a real-time basis, Erdogan said, adding digitalization triggered some challenges and risks, though.

According to him, some of these challenges emanating from new media instruments are cyberbullying, cyberterrorism and false news, and disinformation also peaked recently on social media, Anadolu Agency reported.