Posted on 26 January 2015
A court in Turkey ordered Facebook to block several pages that it deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammad, threatening to block access to the social network if it does not comply, Reuters reported.
According to Reuters, via state broadcaster TRT, the court order followed a request by a prosecutor.
Reuters pointed out that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his administration have promoted an Islamist agenda, adding that prosecutors in the country launched an inquiry into a newspaper that reprinted parts of French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, the target of a terrorist attack earlier this month related to its portrayal of Mohammad.
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Posted on 17 December 2013
While Instagram recently touched on the top places to check in and the most hotly-posted about topics of 2013, the photo sharing network recently released its list of the top moments of the year, including Pope Francis, same-sex marriage triumphs and the Royal Baby.
- Catholics bid farewell to Pope Benedict XVI and welcome Pope Francis
- Egyptians gather in Tahrir Square and revolt against President Morsi
- @joemcnallyphoto snaps a #fromwhereistand from atop the Burj Khalifa
- People document the for the US Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage in California
- Instagram celebrates the marriage of @robinmay and @matthewjay, the first known couple to wed after meeting on Instagram
- @dguttenfelder, @drewkelly and others share moments from North Korea
- Russia sees its first InstaMeet, as does the White House
- The world welcomes the birth of Prince George, and another celebrity baby makes her debut.
- Michelle Obama joins the #tbt (#ThrowbackThursday) bandwagon
- Kobe Bryant walks again
- People document the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan’s destruction in the Philippines
- Batkid saves San Francisco as crowds document his adventure with the #sfbatkid hashtag
- Crowds gather to mourn the passing of Nelson Mandela and celebrate his life
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