Turkey’s Leaders Spar Over Plan to Muzzle Social Media

Just hours after the prime minister of Turkey threatened to shut down Facebook and YouTube, the country’s president voiced reassurance on Friday that reversing course on civil liberties was “out of the question.”Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed Thursday night to restrict social media after local elections this month, despite harsh reactions worldwide to a crackdown that has included a law, approved in February, tightening government control of the Internet.

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