Not allowed to advertise on social media in Turkey

Not allowed to advertise on social media in Turkey

The Turkish government has banned advertising on social media, including Twitter, Periscope, and Pinterest. The regulatory body, the Information Technology Authority, has banned advertising on such platforms.

Earlier, Turkey introduced a law on social media. The law also bans advertising on Twitter, Periscope, and Pinterest.

According to the information, advertisements on such social media will have to be done only by the local representatives of those platforms. This means that Twitter, Periscope, Pinterest will have to appoint local representatives in Turkey.

The companies have not yet made public any plans to have representatives there. YouTube is currently the only local representative in Turkey. Facebook has also said it will immediately have a local representative in Turkey.