Video Duration 25 minutes 45 seconds
From: The Listening Post

Outages, leaks and bad headlines: Facebook’s nightmare week

With a whistleblower going public and a disastrous service outage, Facebook has had a week from hell. Plus, Egypt’s online influencers in the line of fire.

A whistleblower, a system crash and the United States Congress on its case; Facebook goes under the microscope, yet again.

Pranesh Prakash – Co-founder, Centre for Internet and Society; affiliated fellow, Information Society Project, Yale Law School
Siva Vaidhyanathan – Professor, University of Virginia; author, Antisocial Media
Marianne Franklin – Professor of global media and politics, Goldsmiths, University of London
Mahsa Alimardani – Researcher, Oxford Internet Institute

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The case of Egypt’s jailed TikTok stars

The Egyptian government has been progressively tightening its grip on cyberspace and female social media influencers are the new targets.

Yasmin Omar – Egypt legal associate, The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy; human rights lawyer
Joey Shea – Non-resident scholar, Middle East Institute
Dalia Fahmy – Associate professor, Long Island University, Brooklyn