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[#Thread] Welcome to night of the long threads part two, this one's on #Algeria. A few of you got in touch (@fatenaggad & @OpenAlgeriaOrg) to ask about the trend #كلنا_زغماتي , which translates as "we are all Zeghmati". Belkacem Zeghmati was appointed Attorney general earlier
2/ this year. However, Zeghmati is at odds with the country's judges after they went on strike after a huge reshuffle. The strike threatens the #December12 elections in Algeria, which are being opposed by the opposition who believe it will just lead to the continuation of an
3/ elite junta. So essentially, the hashtag "we are all Zeghmati" is seen as supporting the status quo, a quasi military government that doesn't represent the democratic demands by many Algerians. Anyway, next up is the analysis, which will add to a great one by @AymeneZermane
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[#Thread on #Algeria] 1/ @Redasbox got in touch to ask if I could have a look at some unusual tweeting in Algeria. I analysed around 20,000 tweets from around 5,769 unique accounts. What I found, was alarming, and clear evidence of a disinformation campaign. Read on #Algerie
@Redasbox 2/ First some very brief context. Algeria has seen the 32nd weekend of pro-democracy demonstrations. Peaceful protests successfully pressured Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the ruler of 20 years, to step down in April. An election has been called for on December 12th to help try and
3/ resolve the political stalemate in Algeria. However, many Algerians are not happy as they believe the elections will be rigged by a military/elite junta. This is not uncommon in MENA. Thus the elections are seen as giving democratic legitimacy to continued authoritarian rule
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