Stunning NYT Report Reveals Saudi Troll Farm, Suspected Saudi ‘Mole’ at Twitter in 2015

A stunning new report reveals that a former Twitter employee was suspected of being groomed by Saudi Arabia as a spy.

The New York Times details Saudi efforts to combat dissent online, including the revelation of a “troll farm” based in Riyadh:

Saudi operatives have mobilized to harass critics on Twitter, a wildly popular platform for news in the kingdom since the Arab Spring uprisings began in 2010. Saud al-Qahtani, a top adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed who was fired on Saturday in...

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