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Facebook removes ‘treason’ as tag

Facebook has removed “treason” as a keyword to identify its users’ interests for advertisers, it said on Wednesday, after Danish state broadcaster DR revealed its existence. In an article published on Wednesday, DR cited experts expressing concerns that the tag - that Facebook called an “interest category” - could be used by intelligence services in authoritarian regimes to identify people considered subversive. Facebook, the world’s largest social network with more than 2 billion users, creates categories such as…

Egypt’s Sisi warns ‘defaming’ army is treason

EL ALAMEIN: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told media on Thursday they should prevent defamation of the military, which he warned would be seen as "high treason" amid a campaign to crush Sinai militants. Sisi's comments at a ceremony to inaugurate the "New El Alamein" city in western Egypt come after complaints by authorities against foreign and local media coverage of the campaign in Sinai. Government rebukes to media have increased ahead of a presidential election this month that Sisi is expected to win…

Hamid Karzai calls decision to drop massive US bomb “treason”

KABUL: Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai accused his successor on Saturday of committing treason by allowing the US military to drop the largest conventional bomb ever used in combat during an operation against Islamic State militants in Afghanistan. Karzai, who also vowed to "stand against America", retains considerable influence within Afghanistan's majority Pashtun ethnic group, to which President Ashraf Ghani also belongs. His strong words could signal a broader political backlash that may endanger the U.S. military…