Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) Comes to an Agreement with the Turkish Government

Denver, CO 05/22/2014 (Stocksntrade) –  Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) has promised to be more sensitive when responding to Turkish court orders especially when censoring content in its site. The company will also open a live customer support service in Turkey, according to a senior government official. The latest development comes as the social network held talks with the Turkish government on Tuesday and Wednesday in Dublin, to iron out their differences.

Twitter Standoff with Turkish Government

A standoff between Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) and the Turkish government begun in March after the latter’s site was blocked in the country for two weeks, drawing increased criticism from the international community. The support center will be used to address any complaints as soon as there is a feeling privacy rights violations. Some accounts were consequently closed after it emerged they might have breached Turkey’s national security and privacy regulations.

The Turkish government had blocked YouTube and Twitter from operating in the country after they purportedly aired audiotapes uncovering corruption in the inner circle of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. Twitter ban was lifted in April after a constitution court in its verdict concluded possible violations of freedom and expression rights. YouTube, on the other hand, remains inaccessible to some users.

Twitter Partnership with Amazon

Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) have struck a partnership that will allow users to add products to their Amazon Shopping Cart through Twitter’s hashtag #AmazonCart. One will have to link his Twitter and Amazon account to enjoy the service. The service is in operation in the U.S with the U.K using the hashtag #Amazon Basket.

Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) will not be entitled to any costs once products are placed in Amazon Cart although other financial terms have not been revealed. It is still unknown how this method will be popular although there is huge belief that shopping has become a social activity. Twitter expects to attract advertisement dollars from eCommerce companies as a result of its latest agreement.

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Ben Chouard

Ben Chouard

Ben has a degree in Foreign Trade from the University of Houston. He has severed as a key analyst for several years before working as a freelance journalist.

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