Turkey: Parliament gives TV, radio media censor authority to throttle web content

Turkey: Parliament gives TV, radio media censor authority to throttle web content
(Image: Screen grab of TRT video, YouTube)

[Ed. – The Islamofascism is coming along nicely.  But ask yourself how different it really is from the Western “secular” media fascism that’s coming along pretty nicely in our own back yard.]

Turkey’s parliament approved a new law on Wednesday that allows its radio and TV watchdog to vet Internet broadcasts, granting the government the ability to intervene against content by producers including Netflix Inc.

The regulation will require online video streaming companies and pay-TV services to apply for a license from the watchdog, known by its Turkish initials RTUK. Courts can block access for Turkish users if the necessary permits aren’t secured. RTUK has become notorious for aggressively handing out penalties or banning broadcasts that it judges to be immoral, inconsistent with Turkish family values, or that stray from the government line on politics.

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