Saturday November 28, 2020

Facebook and Twitter tell Tweed that Egypt is ‘not in Middle East’

The high-profile solicitor says he has been frustrated in his efforts to lodge complaints against the tech giants over the removal of a marketing firm’s social media accounts

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
22nd November, 2020
Paul Tweed: ‘I can’t understand why an office in charge of the Middle East wouldn’t include Egypt.’ Picture: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker

Egypt is not in the Middle East for Facebook and Twitter’s legal purposes, according to the companies’ correspondence with Paul Tweed.

The high-profile solicitor told the Business Post that he has been frustrated in his efforts to lodge complaints because of both firms’ position that matters relating to Egypt are managed by their United States offices, and not their Dublin headquarters, which oversee the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

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