Five jailed in Turkey for social media posts about earthquakes
Turkish police announced Wednesday that five people who had shared provocative posts on social media were arrested and jailed.
A tweet from the General Directorate of Security Affairs said 202 account managers had been identified and 18 of them were being questioned by police.
"Many websites that want to abuse our benevolent citizens have been shut down," it said.
Earlier, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, in his first address to the nation after the earthquake, said the government was "closely following those who want to turn our people against each other with fake news and distortions"
"Today is not the day to argue with them. When the day comes, we will open the notebook we are keeping. Our prosecutors will identify those who try to cause social chaos with such inhumane methods and quickly take the necessary measures," he said.