Turkey nabs over 400 people for social media posts about coronavirus

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Turkey has captured over 400 people in the last 42 days for sharing “unfounded and provocative” posts on social media about the deadly coronavirus outbreak, according to the Interior Ministry.

In a Twitter post on April 27, the ministry said that 402 suspects, out of 855 identified ones, have been captured.

A total of 6,362 social media accounts, which were posting “unfounded and provocative” content, have been checked over, the ministry added.

On March 11, Turkey became the last major economy to report its first case of the coronavirus.

Turkey has shut schools, cafes and bars, banned mass prayers, postponed sports matches and suspended flights to curb the spread of the virus.

Hurriyet Daily News

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