Turkey passes controversial bill tightening grip on social media Under the new law, large social media companies have to comply with court orders over removal of certain content. Turkey tightens grip on freedom of expression with new social media law‘Young people will not forget this and will make you pay the price at the ballot box,’ warns one social media user Turkey passes law tightening state control on social mediaCritics warn the legislation will allow the government to further stifle free expression in the country. Turkey's MPs vote to tighten grip on social mediaTwitter, Facebook, and YouTube will now need to comply with requests to remove content. Critics fear Turkey's new social media law could hurt freedom of expression. Here's howTurkey's parliament passed a bill on Wednesday that regulates social media content in what is being criticized by rights groups as "damaging" to freedom of expression.