Social media regulations are on the agenda of the whole world


Ibn Haldun University Faculty of Communication Faculty Member Assoc. Dr. Stating that social media arrangements are made in many countries, Berrin Kalsın said, “Today, this kind of regulations developed against the countries that control the social media platforms, which are called the 5th power, or against various forces in their background, are now accepted and developed as a country defense in a sense.” said.

Turkey on October 1, 2020 Regulating entered into force on Internet Environment Structures Published and scope of this Publications Through the Law on the processed Amendment of the Law on Combating Crime, heavily used Facebook in Turkey, Instagram (Facebook), prostaglandin links, VKontakte (VK) YouTube (Google), Dailymotion, TikTok Spotify, Netflix and digital technology companies such as Amazon Prime Video, was among the companies that decided to open a representative office in Turkey.

The previous day, the most commonly used 5 was announced that the delegate of Twitter in Turkey, one of the social media applications. Thus, he was appointed representative of all social media applications with the most users in Turkey.

With the law in question, it is planned to overcome the problems such as “taxing the digital economy”, “content” and “security” originating from social media, and it is aimed to solve the long-standing problem of finding an interlocutor with the appointment of representatives by social media channels.

Ibn Haldun University Faculty of Communication Faculty Member Assoc. Dr. Kalsun said in a statement to the AA correspondent that the hate speech, disinformation, fake news and data problem that emerged with social media platforms are on the agenda of the whole world.

Stating that steps have been taken in various ways to combat these problems that have arisen in many countries, Kalsun said, “Many states, especially EU countries, have started to make legal arrangements for these crimes in order to combat the crimes committed over the internet and online platforms. The social media law and regulations, which are on the agenda of Turkey, seem to continue in 2021. As a matter of fact, the disinformation problems experienced during Kovid-19 and known as infodemi and the developments experienced during the US presidential elections have accelerated these regulations even more. ” He spoke in the form.

“Data transfer abroad has been blocked”

Assoc. Dr. Stay Berrin, according to data from the use of social media in Turkey in January 2021, the top 5 most used platform YouTube, Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter stating that, he said:

“Twitter; nature of terrorist propaganda, disinformation and hate speech is quite vulnerable to crimes such as environment and in this case, coordination such as Turkey, a way for countries faced with the manipulation of the campaign is generating serious problems. Such detected and inappropriate content removal or control point in the authorized the note addressed to the authorities can be regarded as a positive development for Turkey. removal of inappropriate content and can be made following the hereafter more extensive. another important point is the regulation brought to the data storage requirements of these platforms. data for users resident in Turkey for social network providers in Turkey The obligation to take the necessary precautions has been imposed for the storage of data. With this regulation, data transfer abroad has been blocked. “

“The type of journalism that drives the society to hatred and discrimination should be regulated”

Ibn Haldun University Faculty of Communication Faculty Member Assoc. Dr. Stating that legal and ethical regulations have been introduced for the use of various traditional mass media all over the world from past to present, he said, “Just as a journalist working in a printed newspaper is obliged to obey these ethical rules against the society he lives in, the journalist who writes news on the internet is also obeying these rules. is obliged. ” said.

Emphasizing that the understanding of journalism, whose source is unknown or that leads the society to grudge, hatred and discrimination, should be subject to a regulation, Kalsun said, “Today, this kind of regulations developed against the countries that control the social media platforms, which are called the 5th power, or against various forces in their background it is considered and developed as a defense of the country. ” said.