A few days ago, Fazıl Say was in court for the accusation of insulting the Islam by sending a couple of messages in Twitter. I will not tell all my feelings and thoughts on this process because I am afraid of being in the same situation with Mr. Say and I am censoring myself.
However, I am just going to portray the act of tweeting according to my understanding: Twitter is a platform where its users can create private areas for themselves. Only the ones, a user allows can follow that user's messages. Besides, followers follow a user on their free will. Therefore, twitter is not an arena where you can impose your opinions to the people who are not willingly to get the messages from you. No one can force another one for anything. Plus, a user can convert its profile into public mode so that any one can follow that user without the user's approval. Let's assume your profile in Twitter is your living room, a personal, secured place of your own. And you are writing some sentences on the walls of your living room. Some sentences are irreligious ones :) Days are passing, and some people walking in front of your house are knocking your door and asking you whether they can read the sentences on your walls. And you allow them to read. Some more days are passing, and you decide to open the curtains of your living room so the people outside can see the writings on your walls. Then one day, some guys who are able to read the messages on your walls feel offended because of the messages they read and they sue you :) That's what Fazıl Say is experiencing in the year of 2012.
Very smart, right?
Beyond all those, there is a tiny text box in Twitter where you can write your messages and send them to your profile. A man, a text box, a button. When a man who has a big number of followers writes a message in a text box in Turkey, he is in danger of being taken to the jail. It's great, isn't it?
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