EGYPT TO REGULATE POPULAR SOCIAL MEDIA USERS

Egypt’s Parliament has passed a controversial law that will allow the state to regulate Social media users. Under the law, a person Social media account, Blog or Website with more than 5, 000 followers could be considered a media outlet and subjected to media law.

Critics say the legislation will increase the authorities ability to crack down on free Speech and dissent.

A number of opposition activists have been arrested in recent months on charged of spreading false news or fake news online. The new law passed by two-thirds of MI’s placed popular accounts on Facebook, Twitter and other Social media Platforms under the Supervision of Egypt’s media regulator, the Supreme Council for the Administration of the media.

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