WordPress updates its takedown policy to comply with Turkish censorship demands – four months after I blogged the story
Last year, I reported about a Turkish political blog that was geo-blocked by WordPress following a takedown request from tyrannical Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
In a series of tweets, the Turkish journalist and noted Erdoğan critic, Mahir Zeynalov, questioned WordPress’ decision to censor the blog.
The San Francisco-based blogging platform had previously stated that, without a U.S. court order, it refused to honour Turkish requests to censor content.
However, when I asked about the censored blog, a WordPress spokesperson said it had been forced to comply with demands from Turkey “or face a whole WordPress.com site block in the country,” but that it would “look into making the current process clearer in our next transparency report.”
During the previous reporting period…
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