Turkey: One to five years in prison for spreading ‘fake news’ on social media?

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Journalist sentenced to 10 months in prison under Turkey’s new ‘disinformation’ law

The new disinformation law carries a prison term of up to three years for those convicted of publicly spreading false information that causes concern, fear, or panic.

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The ten journalists – nine of whom have been under pre-trial arrest since October – face up to 15 years in prison if found guilty under Turkey’s anti-terrorism laws.

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