Facebook Lumps Turkish Activist Group In With Those ‘Supporting Terrorist Activities,’ Closes Page

PurpleHand Eski?ehir, the Turkish LGBT advocacy group, claims Facebook closed down its page and disabled the accounts of ten administrators without notice on Dec. 28. The move “is first of all an intervention against freedom of expression and communication of LGBTT individuals,” the group claims. Counters Facebook: “Permission is not being issued to groups using drugs, implying contents related to nudity and obscenity, containing violence and brutality, harassing an individual person or a group and supporting terrorist activities.” PurpleHand insists it is none of these things.

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