09 May 2011

TR - Turkish government agency wants to install filtering software on every computer

(Goldstein Report) Reporters Without Borders condemns a plan by the Information Technologies Board (BTK), an offshoot of the prime minister's office, to force the Turkish public to submit to content filtering in order to gain access to the Internet. Under new regulations announced by the BTK on 22 February and due to take effect on 22 August, Internet users will have to choose between one of four Internet filtering options: family, children, domestic or standard. One of these filters will have to be installed on every computer for it to have online access. The list of websites blocked by each filter is classified.