The government of Turkey have moved to sue 30 people over posts on microblogging platform, twitter suggesting that Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan had died. The hashtag they used became a trending topic on Turkish Twitter.
The Turkish authorities launched legal proceedings today for the 30 people that who used the Twitter hashtag “olmus,” which roughly translates to “is said to be dead,” regarding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The olmus hashtag was briefly trending on Turkish Twitter. The 30 people under investigation for its usage face legal ramifications for the spread of “disinformation and manipulative content” and insulting the president, according to a police statement.
Erdogan’s absence at the COP26 and a celebration of his party’s 19 years in power kicked off speculation concerning his health