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How to stop being tagged in Twitter pictures

Twitter announced several major changes to the way photographs are shared on the site, including users having the ability to tag up to 10 people in one picture.

However, if you do not want to be tagged in images, all you have to do is; go to settings, select security and privacy and the following options will appear.

The following options will be listed under the security and privacy tab. Credit: Twitter

To stop being tagged in pictures posted on Twitter, select "do not allow anyone to tag me in photos" and then save changes.

Read: Twitter changes - Photo tagging and multiple images in tweets

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Turkey: Twitter 'must agree to block accounts'

Twitter must appoint a legal representative in Turkey and block a number of individual accounts if the ongoing ban on the social media site is to end, the country's industry minister Fikri Isik has said.

Despite the block imposed yesterday, protesters have found ways to rail against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan via the service.

Mr Erdogan vowed to "wipe out" Twitter in Turkey after alleged evidence of government corruption began to spread online.

Read: Turkish President hits back at PM over Twitter ban

Germany condemns Turkish Twitter ban

Angela Merkel with Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has vowed to 'wipe out' Twitter in his country.
Angela Merkel with Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has vowed to 'wipe out' Twitter in his country. Credit: Sandra Steins/DPA

Germany has joined a host of voices criticising Turkey's ban on Twitter.

"It doesn't fit with our idea of freedom of expression to forbid or block any form of communication," Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokeswoman said.

Turkey's courts blocked access to Twitter following Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's vow, on the campaign trail ahead of March 30 local elections, to "wipe out" the service.

He says he does not care what the international community says about it, though President Abdullah Gul has objected to his actions.

Turkey: Half a million tweets fly in face of ban

More than 500,000 tweets have been sent using the hashtag #twitterisblockedinTurkey since the service was banned in the country last night, according to social media search engine Topsy.

Analysis also shows 100,000 have used the hashtag #turkeyblockedTwitter at the time of writing.

Read: Turkish President hits out over Twitter ban

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