Report: Top Tech Companies Remove Accounts Related to Anti-Saudi ‘Iranian Propaganda Operation’

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook.
Facebook, Twitter, and Alphabet collectively removed hundreds of accounts tied to an alleged Iranian propaganda operation on Tuesday, while Facebook took down a second campaign it said was linked to Russia, according to a Reuters report.

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Hajj: 2018

Riskiest Part of Haj Begins in Saudi Arabia

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Eid Al-Adha

Saudis, expats share Eid experience in the Kingdom

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English Premier League

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Tourism and Hospitality

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Houthi Missile Attack

Saudi forces intercept Houthi-fired missile over Jazan

The Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces on Tuesday intercepted a ballistic missile launched by Iran-backed Houthi militias targeting the southern city of Jazan. Col. Turki ...


Saudi Embassy

BGR Signs $960K Saudi Arabia Embassy Pact

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Social Media Disinformation

Facebook says 652 fake accounts were backed by Russia and Iran that also spread to Twitter, Instagram and YouTube

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Gulf Arab Coal

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Oil Prices

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Iran Sanctions

China Shipowners Stop Hauling Iranian Oil as U.S. Sanctions Near

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Iran 1953

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Afghanistan seeks Russian help to press Taliban into peace talks

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Global Oil Markets

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