Where fake news is used to silence dissent – BBC News

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Where fake news is used to silence dissent – BBC News
34 year old, Egyptian mother, she was venting her anger because twice and one day she had been sexually harassed and her Facebook to protect women 2 days after she posted the video came the knock at her door. Charges of spreading fake news bottom of them, I’m trying to fight rumors that destabilize the country. The Crackdown appears to go wider than that hundreds of websites have been blocked in Egypt since last year. Some of them belongs to critical media organizations and some human rights groups. Any systematic Crackdown on Free Speech, Nevada law, Emma’s husband, told me before his wife would be freed on a field and realizes weather three year old son. This country is obviously shrinking and the place fake news is seen by many opponents as a powerful tool.
In Egypt, a growing list of dissidents are prosecuted under a new law criminalising the spreading of fake news.
The government says it is trying to fight rumours that destabilise the country.

Sally Nabil reports from Cairo.

Producer: Camelia Sadeghzadeh

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This story is part of a series by the BBC on disinformation and fake news – a global problem challenging the way we share information and perceive the world around us.
To see more stories and learn more about the series visit www.bbc.co.uk/beyondfakenews

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