Sunday, February 01, 2015

Facebook to censor images of Prophet Mohammed in Turkey

Business is business, I guess

Facebook has reportedly agreed to censor cartoons of Prophet Mohammed just two weeks after its founder defended the right to free speech in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo terror attacks.

The social network made the decision after Turkish authorities threatened to block the site entirely if it did not remove the images - some of which come from Charlie Hebdo magazine.

The dramatic about-face will be personally embarrassing for Zuckerberg, coming weeks  after he defiantly said: '[Facebook] will never let one country or group dictate what people can share.'

'We follow the laws in each country, but we never let one country or group of people dictate what people can share across the world'.

According to the BBC, Facebook has now blocked pages 'that offended the Prophet Mohammed' after getting an order from a court in Ankara, Turkey's capital.

Facebook's founder was branded 'a first rate coward', a 'sorry excuse for a human', and 'a liberal coward' by users after news of the decision became public.



Anonymous said...

It's so worrying that people, businesses and organizations can feel threatened not only by their own governments and movements in their own countries, but even by ones located abroad. Such are the pros and cons of globalization.

Anonymous said...

Everyone knows that lefties have no spine. They descended from jellyfish.

Bird of Paradise said...

Come on anon 6:24 leftists are decended from something lower and softer then a jellyfish