Authorities in Turkey revealed on Thursday that they had identified 613 people “accused of making provocative posts” on social media related to the devastating earthquake that hit the country this week, arresting 78 and starting legal actions against nearly 300.
Turkey’s General Directorate of Security discussed these cases without detail, leaving unclear what about the content of their online posts was “provocative,” alongside legal action for authentic criminal activity such as “phishing” scams and arrests of real estate developers for violating building safety regulations, Reuters reported Thursday.
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