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Syria: The Excuse for Blocking Facebook

Categories: Middle East & North Africa, Syria, Freedom of Speech, International Relations, Technology

Ahmed Bakdash [1] [Ar], from Syria, remarks on comments made by Syrian media advisor Dr Buthaina Shaaban on the ban of Facebook in her country. She claimed that it was blocked to prevent Israelis from initiating dialogue with Syrian Facebook users. The blogger asks: “What about blocking Arabic Wikipedia?”