Egypt targets social media with new law

File Picture: A man sits in an internet cafe in Cairo May 18, 2010. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s parliament has passed a law giving the state powers to block social media accounts and penalize journalists held to be publishing fake news. Under the law passed on Monday social media accounts and blogs with more than 5,000 followers on sites such as Twitter and Facebook will be treated as media […]

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