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Egypt passes legislation to block some social media accounts

CAIRO --- Egypt s parliament has passed controversial legislation aimed at regulating popular social media accounts that publish fake news. The bill, which gained parliament s approval Monday, allows authorities to block a personal account on a social media outlet with more than 5,000 followers for publishing fake news. The bill must still be signed by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi s to become law. Egypt under el-Sissi has regularly detained, jailed and prosecuted journalists. If signed into law, Egy

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