Egypt’s Police to Construct Device That Screens Social-Media Feedback

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Police in Egypt want to build a computer system that helps them track what the country’s citizens are discussing on social media.

To do this, police are considering proposals from seven unnamed international companies to help them monitor messages of government dissent, calls to protest or strike, immoral or obscene behavior and anything that advocates crime or terrorism, according to a recently leaked document. Multiple reports say Egyptian Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim believes the system would not affect freedom of expression.

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