Wikipedia founder: Twitter wrong to block tweets during Turkey election

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Twitter’s decision to block certain content in Turkey the day before its presidential election was wrong, says the founder of Wikipedia. Jimmy Wales told the BBC his organisation had spent two and a half years in court to avoid similar demands made by Turkey in the past. He said he believed the tech sector should stand together in defending free access to information. Twitter’s owner Elon Musk said Turkey had threatened to block the whole site. In 2014, Turkish President Recep Erdogan did exactly that, vowing to ‘wipe out’ the social network after corruption allegations about his administration were shared on the platform. Wikipedia was also banned in Turkey for almost three years after refusing to delete articles that criticised the government.” (05/16/23)