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Turkey's top soldier warns against social media as gov't to purchase software against illegal shares

May 30, 2014

Social media has become a factor threatening countries in the new world order, Turkey's chief of staff, Gen. Necdet Özel, said May 29 at a military drill in Izmir.

"Different threats have occurred in the new world order. Countries are being subjected to colorful changes and seasonal revolutions formed by information technology and social media, Özel said.

Meanwhile, Turkey is set to purchase software that would protect against the illegal sharing of photos, footage and information on Twitter, in an effort to prevent the violation of individuals' rights, daily Sabah has reported.

The program, NetClean, is expected to delete illegal posts, including child porn, ill-advised photos or terrorist content, automatically within five seconds.

The program will be purchased by the Interior Ministry while a presentation was delivered to Interior Minister Efkan Ala.

The program will cost 40 million euros.

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Source: Yerepouni Daily News (Armenia)

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