Stories about Middle East & North Africa from December, 2019
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"In the days after the horrific incident, the stench of charred corpses in the marshes remained so strong that it reached across the city."
"I try to create the potential for suspension between contradictory states that will emotionally and psychologically engage viewers and make them ask questions."
In light of the lack of transparency from Facebook and a legal void characterizing the regulation of political ads on social media, measures to counter disinformation were inadequate.
With protesters taking to social media to spread information about what is happening on the ground, the Algerian authorities repeatedly resorted to disrupting access to networks and social media platforms.
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