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ITIDA’s Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center Announces Top Graduation Projects Winning IbTIECar Competition

Tue, 19 May 2020 - 11:34 GMT

The TIEC, of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), announced in a live broadcast on TIEC social media pages the winners of IbTIECar 2019.

Social media influencer Eladham remanded in custody over indecent act

Fri, 15 May 2020 - 10:59 GMT

The social media influencer is accused of creating profiles on social media apps to promote immorality and behaviors that are inconsistent with the family values in the Egyptian society.

Egypt’s prosecution jails belly dancer Sama el-Masry for 4 days

Mon, 27 Apr 2020 - 01:09 GMT

Egypt’s Prosecutor General Hamada el-Sawy ordered jailing belly dancer Sama el-Masry for four days pending investigations over publishing disgraceful photos and videos on social media platforms.

Infamous social media influencer Haneen Hossam accused of human traffiking, inciting debauchery

Sat, 25 Apr 2020 - 02:25 GMT

In the footage posted on Likee, she offered girls and women the chance to “work from home and earn around £2,025 to £2,430 for making live videos and talking to strangers.”

4th African chief justices conference kicks off in Cairo

Sat, 22 Feb 2020 - 12:44 GMT

The convention is organized by the Supreme Constitutional Court under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.

Donkey on train causes owner to pay fine of LE400

Tue, 11 Feb 2020 - 11:44 GMT

It has been revealed that the farmer decided to get into the train after he failed to find proper transportation.

Video: Father shields daughter from being run over by train

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 - 04:06 GMT

The father and his little girl survived and none of them was injured, according to the publisher of the video and one of the eyewitnesses on his Twitter account on Monday.

Instagram bans influencers from promoting vaping products

Thu, 19 Dec 2019 - 11:36 GMT

"Our advertising policies have long prohibited the advertisement of these products, and we will begin enforcement on this in the coming weeks."

WYF 2019 discusses hate speech promotion on social media

Mon, 16 Dec 2019 - 02:18 GMT

The "Combating Extremism & Hate Speech on Digital Platforms"’ panel discussion examined the definition of hate speech and the different approaches to deal with it.

How Egyptian law faces fake accounts on social media

Tue, 01 Oct 2019 - 02:26 GMT

Fake electronic accounts have recently spread on social media platforms and have been used in fraudulent or illegal activities.

Muslim Brotherhood, IS bots exploit Egypt protest hashtags

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 - 05:11 GMT

Other analysts say that huge numbers of tweets have been sent from previously dormant accounts as well as newly created ones in crude attempts to dominate the conversation.

Military spox only source for Armed Forces info: statement

Sun, 22 Sep 2019 - 01:58 GMT

The statement comes amid false information about the military circulated on social media pages claiming affiliation with the Armed Forces.

Sisi denies social media claims in Youth Conference

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 - 06:54 GMT

Addressing all elderly women in Egypt, Sisi said “Your son [he] is honest and sincere man.”

Egypt discusses social media ads’ tax with Facebook

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 - 03:38 GMT

Ministry of Finance is about to finalize a new draft law on income tax.

Social media insults might fine up to LE 20k

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 - 12:03 GMT

Article no. 303 of Egypt’s Penal Code stipulates that the penalty of insulting or harassing using telecommunications equipment to a fine not more than LE 20K.

WhatsApp confirms ads will start appearing in 2020

Thu, 23 May 2019 - 09:21 GMT

The ads will take up the whole screen and like Instagram Story ads, users can get more information by swiping up. And just like with Instagram stories, WhatsApp’s Status feature lets users broadcast text, photos and videos that will disappear after 24 hou

The Need for Media literacy: Where Egypt stands?

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 - 09:17 GMT

Titled “Media Information Literacy and Sustainable Development,” the Alexandria Media Forum explored means of supporting critical thinking among media practitioners and consumers in a sustainable way by creating thoroughly fact-checked and credible conten

The end of social media for Ahmed Fahmy

Sat, 20 Apr 2019 - 12:00 GMT

It seems that the negative pressure of social media has taken its toll on the Egyptian actor Ahmed Fahmy as he announced on Tuesday April 16, that he will quit social media within two weeks.

10 arrested over joining ‘terrorist’ group, spreading rumors

Mon, 18 Mar 2019 - 11:09 GMT

State Security Prosecution ordered the arrest of 10 people for 15 days pending investigations over accusations of joining a “terrorist group” established illegally.

New Zealand mosque attacker's plan began and ended online

Fri, 15 Mar 2019 - 12:46 GMT

A gunman broadcast live footage on Facebook of the attack on one of the mosques.