The Arab Gulf States and the social media

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The social media were credited with an important role in the overthrow of the regimes in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya in the Arab spring, and it is not surprising that other regimes view them with suspicion as a likely source of subversion. The first article below from the Al Monitor website considers a number of examples of oppressive action in the Emirates, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Omar and Qatar, accusing governments of a desperate rearguard action and failure to adapt to technological change; …