In Egypt, fake news becomes weapon of choice to crush dissent

Middle East

In Egypt, a growing list of dissidents are prosecuted under a new law criminalising the spreading of fake news.

The government says it is trying to fight rumours that destabilise the country.

Sally Nabil reports from Cairo.

Producer: Camelia Sadeghzadeh

This story is part of a series by the BBC on disinformation and fake news – a global problem challenging the way we share information and perceive the world around us.

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