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No Joke: Saudi Prince Declares War on Cyber Satire

Online satire that “disrupts public order” is now punishable with up to five years in prison, the Saudi Arabia public prosecutor said Tuesday, as the kingdom seeks to end dissent questioning its absolute monarchy.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Egyptian Authorities Call on Citizens to Report on the Media

Egypt wants its citizens to report on the news media. Escalating a pre-election crackdown on independent or critical reporting, Egyptian authorities have published a list of telephone numbers for citizens to alert them to reports they view as undermining security or spreading false news.

A woman reads a copy of Egyptian newspaper 'Al-Tahrir' with the headline 'No to Dictatorship' on December 3, 2012 in Cairo. A cartoon of a newspaper in human form chained in a cell was pasted on the front of several independent papers including Al-Watan and Al-Masry Al-Youm with the line …

EU Fines Facebook Over Misleading Information

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s competition watchdog has fined Facebook 110 million euros ($122 million) for providing misleading information over its buyout of mobile messaging service WhatsApp.

Mark Zuckerberg