From the Gulf crisis to the Khashoggi affair, Al Jazeera investigates how bots influence online conversations.

In this series of articles, Al Jazeera examines how Twitter in the Middle East has changed since the Arab Spring.

Government talking points are being magnified through thousands of accounts during politically fraught times and silencing people on Twitter is only part of a large-scale effort by governments to stop human rights activists and opponents of the state from being heard. 

Nine months after his death, the Twitter feed of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has become a time capsule.

Khashoggi’s last tweet to his audience of 1.7 million is dated October 2, 2018, the day he was killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

In the time after his death, the Saudi-born Washington Post columnist would remain an important topic on the social media platform. 

Källa: The Khashoggi affair: Twitter manipulation in the Gulf

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