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Chaos In Turkey Is Playing Out Live On Social Media

Turkish protesters used Facebook Live to film the aftermath of a military coup attempt.
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Chaos In Turkey Is Playing Out Live On Social Media

Facing a coup attempt, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan used a Facetime call with CNN Turk to encourage protesters to take to the streets.

His supporters responded, and the results were streamed on Facebook Live.

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The government has blamed the coup on a faction of the military. That faction has released a statement saying it's declared martial law in the country to restore democratic order.

Social media helped mobilize the government's defenders. But the government tried to clamp down on the internet when the uprising began.