Twitter gave Saudi Arabia information about journalist; he was arrested and died after torture

“Twitter has become insecure for dissidents or critics. Everyone speaks under threat and pressure.”

Indeed. Foes of jihad terror and Sharia oppression are shadowbanned (as in my case) or have their accounts removed altogether. Clearly, as this story shows, Twitter is on the other side, and increasingly only one point of view is allowed there, as with the other social media giants as well. People will say “Just don’t go to Twitter,” but it isn’t that simple. Unfortunately, these evil corporations have a virtual monopoly on the means of communication today. If that monopoly is not soon broken, the freedom of speech will be a dead letter, sacrificed to “hate speech guidelines” that are subjective and politically biased.

“Twitter ‘gave Saudi Arabia information about journalist who ended up dead,’” by Lucy Middleton, Metro, November 9, 2018:

Twitter has come under fire after another dissident journalist was reportedly tortured and killed in Saudi Arabia.

Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Jasser was arrested on March 15 for allegedly running a Twitter account called Kashkool, which exposed human rights violations by Saudi authorities and royals.

He then died while being tortured in detention, The New Khaleej states – prompting fresh outrage over an alleged leak of information that lead to his capture.

‘They got his information from the Twitter office in Dubai. That is how he was arrested,’ a source, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Metro.co.uk.

‘Twitter has become insecure for dissidents or critics. Everyone speaks under threat and pressure.

‘The accounts of Saudi dissidents are spied on. We are not safe using Twitter.’

The source also claimed that Saud al-Qahtani, the former adviser to the Royal Court, leads a ‘cyber spy ring’ and has contacts inside the Dubai Twitter office. They allege that a so-called ‘Twitter mole’ handed over information on Al-Jasser, leading to his arrest earlier this year….

EDITORS NOTE This column originally appeared on Jihad Watch. It is republished, with images, with permission.

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