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This tweet being shared alleging that 11 Muslim Brotherhood people were arrested with 473 mobiles to open 22 accounts to spread malicious news in the context of the protests is using a photo from a December 2018 news article about a mobile phone theft. - See Screenshot #Egypt
there is even a video...
I have now been blocked from the account that originally shared this piece of misinformation. #Egypt
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[#Thread] 1/ This one is on the Egypt protests, or rather the hashtag #ميدان_التحرير I gathered a sample of around 21,000 interactions from around 9,700 unique accounts. Quite a lot of accounts considering they are unique. Obviously there will be much chatter about influence ops
2/ I did my usual analysis first. I examined the account metadata to determine the distribution of account creation dates. What I found was quite astonishing. 1484 of the 9713 unique accounts were created in September 2019. That's 15%!
3/ As you can see from the graph, the spike on the right shows the 1484 accounts created in September. Bear in mind the average number of accounts created per month in this sample is just 66. That's a huge difference! What's perhaps more interesting is that the accounts started
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If you're wondering what on earth is happening in #Egypt right now and why, here's some quick background. #ميدان_التحرير

On September 2nd, a former contractor working with the Egyptian military released a video online accusing president Sisi and his close companions of rampant corruption in the construction industry, and of robbing him of over 200 million Egyptian pounds.
The man, Mohamed Ali, who is also an actor, released a series of daily videos detailing specific projects Sisi, his wife, and several other top generals were involved in - which included using state funds to build personal palaces and hotels.
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BREAKING: Protests have broken out in Tahrir Square and a number of other places around Egypt, calling for the removal of President Sisi. #ميدان_التحرير
Videos showing protests in Alexandria, Mahala, Suez and other regional areas are also filling social media.
This is the first time mass protests have broken out in Egypt since the military coup in 2013, after which strict anti-protest laws prohibited any public gatherings not sanctioned by the military.
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