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Emir chairs meeting of economic council
His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Economic Affairs and Investment, chaired the council’s fourth meeting in 2017, held at the Emiri Diwan yesterday. His Highness the Deputy Emir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani, Vice-Chairman of the council, and HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, the ouncil’s executive member, attended the meeting along with the members of the council. During the meeting, the council discussed topics on the agenda and took appropriate decisions thereon.
Saudi hate tweet brought down
A Saudi verified Twitter account Mujaz Alakhbaar (@KSA24) was forced to delete a tweet that incited violence and called for terrorist attacks be launched against the State of Qatar and Al Jazeera Media Network. The tweet, which was deemed offensive, inappropriate and disgusting, was removed after being labelled hate speech.
The said Twitter account is only one instance of several other Saudi and Emirati Twitter accounts which have been trying to encourage terrorism. Many online news websites have reported similar Saudi, Bahraini and Emirati Twitter accounts being shut down or forced to delete tweets containing hate speech.
‘Twitter’ identifies hate speech as service violation and strictly bans it. - By Ahmed al-Qudah
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