Embattled Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared popular internet microblogging service Twitter a troublemaker in his latest round of anti-freedom salvos launched since the beginning of the riots in Istanbul. He declared the information being spread on the service lies and labeled Twitter an enemy of modern governments:

There is a trouble called Twitter. Unmitigated lies are there [on Twitter]…The thing that is called social media is a troublemaker in societies today.

[Hurriyet Daily News]