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An Anonymous Twitter Account May Be Starting A Quiet Revolution In Saudi Arabia

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Businessinsider.com: Mujtahidd, an anonymous Twitter user from Saudi Arabiahas been called the “gutter of the press.” A Saudi prince called him a “slanderer” and a “hired tool.” Some say the whistle-blower, who is now a household name among Saudis who use social media, is the Julian Assange of of the nation.

Behind the screams of the protest from Tahrir square and the abhorring images depicting Syria’s civil war, Saudi Arabia may have begun a quieter revolution of their ownTwitter has given Saudis their first legitimate outlet for dissent and criticism against the ruling regime, and Mujtahidd — the alias means ‘studious’ in Arabic — has emerged as the symbolic leader of the movement.

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Posted by on October 23, 2012. Filed under Asia,Saudi Arabia. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.