The Decline of Social Media Censorship and the Rise of Self-Censorship after the 2016 Failed Turkish Coup

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In this work, we examine the effect of the 2016 Turkish coup on social media censorship, both by the government ordering Twitter to conduct censorship and as well by people removing their own tweets. We compared 5.5M tweets collected from Turkey pre-coup to 8.5M tweets collected post-coup. Although self-censorship of the press is not a novel practice… (More)

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@inproceedings{Tanash2017TheDO, title={The Decline of Social Media Censorship and the Rise of Self-Censorship after the 2016 Failed Turkish Coup}, author={Rima S. Tanash and Zhouhan Chen and Dan S. Wallach and Melissa Marschall}, booktitle={FOCI @ USENIX Security Symposium}, year={2017} }