Under Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, there has been a steady decline in basic freedoms in Egypt. al-Sisi’s government is targeting social media influences on tiktok to silence any dissent or opposition to his rule. Jennifer Holleis had this information in Deutsche Welle. Here is an excerpt:
In recent years, Egypt has become a thriving place for digital technology — as well as the Middle East’s No. 1 internet censor.
“Communications and technology are the fastest-growing sectors of the Egyptian economy, with recent growth averaging about 16%,” David Butter, analyst at the London-based think tank Chatham House, told DW.
However, he said, there is an obvious contradiction between Egypt’s “rapid development of the digital economy, such as the taxation system, fintech and health care, and the general policy of the state seeking to control all forms of discourse, with heavy-handed, often brutal, behavior from the security authorities and the judiciary.”
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