Türkiye’s disinformation law tightens government control and curtails freedom of expression

Amnesty International is concerned that a package of amendments together known as the “disinformation law” could set the stage for any person to be sentenced to up to three years in prison if they retweet, like or share information that the Turkish courts deem “untrue and intended to create panic” on subjects related to national security, public order, or public health. In the context of the upcoming legislative and presidential elections in 2023, this legislation poses a new threat that will clearly restrict the space for public debate.

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