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18 Aug 2020

Middle East Monitor

Rights group calls on Twitter to investigate UAE office

A rights group yesterday called on Twitter to open an urgent investigation into the transparency of its regional office in the UAE as well as the nature of its relations with authorities in the country.

Skyline International, which advocates for freedom of opinion on social media, said in a statement: “Twitter should assume its responsibility to identify violations of its regional headquarters in Dubai regarding freedom of opinion and expression against opponents of governments of regional countries.”

It also called for investigations into the high-level coordination between the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel on the prosecution and deletion of the accounts of human rights activists, journalists and opponents of those governments.