Twitter under fire after suspending Egyptian journalist Wael Abbas

Abbas is blogger-in-chief for the website Misr Digit@l, which posted about the suspension, saying it involved the deletion of “over 250,000 tweets. Dozens of thousands of pictures, videos and live streams from the middle of every crisis in Egypt with date stamp on them, reporting on people who got tortured, killed or missing. Live coverage of events as they happened in the street.”

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Account of blogger and campaigner who has won awards for documenting human rights abuses shut down

Twitter has faced criticism after the account of a prominent Egyptian journalist and campaigner was suspended.

Wael Abbas wrote on Facebook that Twitter had sent “an email saying my account is suspended for an allotted time, which they did not specify, and for reasons they did not specify too”.

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