Over the past few years, the Saudi kingdom has invested billions of dollars in social media. The kingdom’s passion for this digital platform, especially Twitter, initially promised a new lease of life to a nation practically deprived of freedom of expression.
But what was hoped to be a parliament of people soon turned into a tool in the hands of the repressive regime, to promote its own narrative while muzzling voices of dissent.
Shortly after the Biden Administration released a report on the gruesome murder of Jamal Khashoggi in which the Saudi Crown Prince was incriminated, Saudi Twitter blew up with support for the young prince.
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