'Governments using fake news laws to silence political opponents on social media' - Middle East academic

Middle Eastern governments are using social media to spread disinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic, while at the same time creating laws to combat ‘fake news’ to silence dissenting voices, a regional academic has warned.

by Arvind Hickman
Protestors call for the release of activist Amal Fathy (inset) who was detained under new 'fake news' laws in Egypt
Protestors call for the release of activist Amal Fathy (inset) who was detained under new 'fake news' laws in Egypt

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