Activists have criticized the law that would allow the government to prosecute anyone who spreads anti-government remarks. What makes this shocking to the Egyptian society is that it comes after the huge role social media sites played in the Egyptian revolution in terms of organizing revolutionaries and spreading news that did not make it into the mainstream media. The Egyptian government said the surveillance will be carried out in an effort to catch terrorists. Egypt has witnessed a wave of violence since the removal of former president Mohamed Morsi from power last year. In response, the military-backed interim government has launched a crackdown on Morsi’s supporters especially members of the Muslim Brotherhood. Egyptian activists have started a sarcastic online campaign called we are watched, to highlight that they will shrug off the new measures and to show that the Egyptian authorities will not be able to control millions of internet users who want to share their opinions.
[Source: presstv.ir,Tuesday Jun 03, 2014]