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Turkey’s Digital ‘Fake News’ Proposal Fuels Censorship Fears

  • Ruling party and nationalist ally have submitted draft plan
  • Government has tightened its grip on social media recently

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Turkey’s ruling party has sent to parliament a draft bill seeking prison terms of as much as three years for the spread of “disinformation” and “fake news” on digital platforms, a move government critics say would enable censorship and stifle dissent.