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Two women journalists have been the targets of an online harassment campaign led by pro-Saudi government Twitter accounts.

Unprecedented criticism of Bashar al-Assad in Russian media points to growing competition between different international players for influence over the regime, and anger with the Syrian dictator.

Russian news agency calls Assad ‘weak’ in unprecedented criticism

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Russian news agency calls Assad ‘weak’ in unprecedented criticism

A Russian news agency owned by a businessman close to President Putin has called Syrian dictator Assad ‘weak’ and unable to stop corruption in Syria in a surprising criticism.

Egypt to release detained Turkish news agency staff

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Egypt to release detained Turkish news agency staff

Egypt will release and deport two Turks arrested in a Tuesday raid on the Turkish Anadolu Agency’s Cairo, while Egyptian Anadolu staff will be ...

Russians linked to infamous <em>troll</em> <em>farm</em> arrested in Libya

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Russians linked to infamous troll farm arrested in Libya

Two people with links to an infamous Russian troll farm have been arrested in Libya, according to their employer.

Marc Owen Jones

Saudi trolls hacking dead people's Twitter to spread propaganda

When an American TV weatherman started tweeting support for the Saudi regime, people started asking questions. Not least because the meteorologist had been dead for two years...

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia deployed bot army against critics, including Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia used an online army to target critics of the kingdom following its announcement of the death of Jamal Khashoggi.

James Snell

War in 140 characters

Book review: Patrikarakos' accessible new book details how the clash of perceptions and battle of narratives have become essential features of ...

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