Twitter Censors Content in Turkey, One Day Before Election

As Turkish President Erdogan is lagging behind in the polls, he has asked Twitter and Elon Musk to “restrict access” to certain content in Turkey, one day before the Turkish Federal Election. Both Musk and Twitter have received strong criticism over the issue, particularly with Musk’s acclaimed support for free speech. Musk took to twitter to defend the issue, stating if he hadn’t of allowed the restrictions, twitter would have been “throttled in its entirety”.

President Erdogan has been consistently lagging behind his primary political opponent Kemal Kilicdaroglu in polls. If he is defeated, it would end Erdogan’s nearly 20 year long presidency, and undoubtedly shake up regional politics.