Turkey slams advertising ban on Twitter, Periscope, and Pinterest

The Information and Communication Technologies Authority of Turkey has imposed advertising bans on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest under a new social media law, the country’s Official Gazette reports.

The law requires social media companies to appoint local representatives in Turkey. Critics believe that the law will check dissent.

On Monday, Facebook Inc joined other companies in saying it would appointing such a representative.

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