Saudi Arabia asks public to monitor social media activity for sedition

Thursday 14 September 2017 | 09:14 CET | News
Saudi Arabia is urging people to report seditious social media activity via a phone app, before demonstrations called for by exiled opposition figures, reports Reuters. A message sent on a Twitter account run by the interior ministry on 12 September called on the public to monitor each other for what it called "information crimes".

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