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Posted on July 8, 2004. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Economist.com | Arabs and the internet: Unlike Tunisia (or Saudi Arabia, which has blocked some 400,000 websites), Egypt does not censor the net. Its plan to get more people to use it by allowing cheap internet access is justly hailed as a model. But its special cyberpolice taskforce is vigilant, especially in trapping homosexual men by posing online as potential mates. Lured to some public meeting place, the lovelorn gays find themselves clapped in irons and charged with �debauchery�.

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