Plenty of social media coverage on this, for example: BBC News, Turkey decides on future with or without Erdogan. “Polls have closed in the most pivotal elections in Turkey’s modern history, to decide if Recep Tayyip Erdogan stays president after 20 years in power.”

Check out Rudaw, Twitter blocks ‘some content’ in Turkey ahead of critical vote “Twitter on Saturday said it restricted access to “some content” within Turkey to ensure that the social media giant remains available in the country ahead of Sunday’s presidential vote, which is President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s toughest political challenge in his career.”

HRW, How Social Media Became Key in Turkey’s Elections, 12 May 2023. “Social media companies have been inconsistent and nontransparent in their approach to content moderation and account authenticity, which in the Turkish case contributes to muddying an already fraught political scene. Platforms should ensure they are devoting adequate resources to meet their human rights responsibilities, especially during elections. “


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