Hurriyet Daily News: ‘Anti-cybercrime department’ monitors 45 million social media users in Turkey

Hurriyet Daily News: ‘Anti-cybercrime department’ monitors 45 million social media users in Turkey. “The Turkish National Police’s ‘anti-cybercrimes department’ is surveilling the around 45 million social media users in the country to monitor possible criminal activity committed through the internet. The department authorities told daily Hürriyet that online prostitution, drugs and illegal betting are the most committed crimes through social media platforms, followed by ‘insulting state authorities.’ The department has established a special desk dedicated to the latter, amid a flurry of cases opened in recent years in relation to ‘insulting’ President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.”