1,734 arrested, 18,000 on detention list on terror propaganda charges on social media

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A total of 1,734 people have been arrested since a failed coup attempt on July 15 while 18,194 others are on a detention list on charges of disseminating terror propaganda from their social media accounts, according to a report by the Anadolu news agency on Thursday.

Cyber crime police units which examine social media accounts and Internet sites have determined that terrorist propaganda has been made from 69,937 social media accounts since July 15. The users of 22,088 of these accounts have been identified; 3,894 of them have been detained and 1,743 have been arrested, while 2,151 people have been released, 1,328 on judicial probation.

Public prosecutors are expected to issue detention warrants for 18,194 people while police continue their work to identify the 47,849 accounts, according to Anadolu’s report.

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