Yosr is a software engineer from Tunisia. Her work focuses on the intersection between technology and human rights. Previously, she was a fellow of both the African School on Internet Governance and the Middle East and Adjoining Countries School on Internet Governance. Currently, she is conducting research on the ethical challenges of artificial intelligence as an Article 19 fellow.
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The use of military law by Kais Said's government to prosecute journalists and restrict freedom of expression foreshadows a return to the nightmare governments of before the Arab Spring.
In Tunisia, local authorities have, throughout the pandemic, resorted to historical tricks by using vague, existing laws to curb freedom of expression and limit citizens’ rights to information.
In Tunisia, an uprising toppled leadership and lead to revolution in 2011. Since then, digital space has witnessed heated debates about politics and society — including attacks against women activists and journalists.
In light of the lack of transparency from Facebook and a legal void characterizing the regulation of political ads on social media, measures to counter disinformation were inadequate.
In the months leading up to the elections, mis- and disinformation spread widely across social media platforms, Facebook in particular.