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Arabic Internet Users Avoid Censorship by Adapting Alphabet

Pro-Palestinian activists have come up with a unique way of maneuvering around online censorship in the Arabic language: using an ancient form of the Arabic alphabet that isn’t properly recognized by social media algorithms designed to detect offensive or controversial content. In light of the recent developments in the Israel–Palestine conflict, social media networks like Facebook have been accused...

Tamazight Protests Hit Algeria

Algeria national flag on flagpole
Protestors in northern Algeria are calling on the government to fund promotion and preservation of Tamazight, their indigenous language. The protests come after the Algerian government rejected an amendment to next year’s budget that would have formalized the teaching of the Tamazight language in local schools. Students and other activists...
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