Facebook, he took the decision to appoint representatives to Turkey. In a statement from Facebook, “like some other companies affected by the law, we have decided to start the appointment process as a representative of a legal entity in Turkey in line with new regulations.” expressions were used. The whole statement made by Facebook is as follows:
At Facebook, we believe freedom of expression is a fundamental human right and we strive globally to protect and uphold these values. Indeed, more than half of the people stay in touch with family and friends in Turkey, rely on Facebook to express their ideas and to grow their businesses.
Shortly before bringing new obligations for social media platforms and the revised 5651 Law on the developments in Turkey, we are following closely since the first day. like some other companies affected by the law, we have decided to start the appointment process as a representative of a legal entity in Turkey in line with new regulations. While taking this decision, we would like to underline the importance of our platform as a place where users can exercise their right to freedom of expression.
The decision we made does not change the Facebook Community Standards or the review processes of content removal requests made by government agencies. Therefore, we would like to point out that we will withdraw our representative if we are insisted on acting in a manner that does not comply with these principles. We will continue to examine and evaluate the requests from the state in line with our responsibilities brought by our membership of the Global Network Initiative as well as these principles and in accordance with the United Nations’ Business and Human Rights Guidelines. In addition, we will continue to share the details of the restricted content in accordance with our current transparency processes.
People living in Turkey will not change our commitment to the protection of other human rights and freedom of expression are offering the public’s knowledge.