Facebook has blocked an unspecified number of pages that featured content allegedly insulting the Prophet Mohammed on Monday, following an order from a local court in Turkey, Mashable has learned.
On Sunday, a local court in Ankara, Turkey, threatened to block Facebook entirely if the social network didn't comply with the order. But Facebook complied less than 24 hours later and blocked the content for Turkish users, according to a source familiar with the matter who spoke to Mashable on the condition of anonymity.
This is just the latest example of Turkey ramping up its online censorship efforts over the past few weeks. The government has repeatedly threatened to block both Facebook and Twitter if the companies didn't comply with orders to block specific content Read more...More about Censorship, Turkey, Internet Freedom, Facebook, and Us World