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Share Your Experience: Social Media Company’s Content Removal During Turkish Elections

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Amid increasing govt pressure, based on Turkish laws and regulations, social media companies Meta (Facebook and Instagram), Twitter and YouTube removed content or restricted access to content on the Turkish elections. We would like to learn more about it.

During Turkey’s key May elections, were your posts removed or restricted by Meta (Facebook and Instagram), Twitter or YouTube?

Were your posts marked as against community standards or was the decision taken due to Turkish court cases? Do you think that the assessment was fair?

We are looking for people, from media organisations to ordinary citizens, to share their experiences with us to help with a story that we are working on. Scroll down for information on how to take part.

The key things we want to know:

  • We would like to have insight into how many of your posts were removed, restricted, or flagged.
  • What was the reason for this?
  • We would like to have screenshots of your post/s, and social media companies’ assessment for their decision.
  • Was the assessment fair and well-explained?

How to take part?

To submit your experience, just fill out the form available here.

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