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Jordan cracks down on activists over social media posts

Lawyers for arrested activists told Al Jazeera they were unable to meet their clients [Reuters] A Jordanian military court has charged eight activists with “insulting the King” and “incitement to spread chaos to undermine the political regime of Jordan using social media”, lawyers said. The General Intelligence Directorate (GID), the “Mukhabarat” in Arabic, last week arrested civilian opposition activists, including ... Read More »

Amazon Cracks Down on ‘Incentivized Reviews’ on Marketplace

Amazon Cracks Down on ‘Incentivized Reviews’ on Marketplace Amazon.com Inc. is tightening controls on “incentivized reviews,” in which customers receive free or discounted goods in exchange for writing product critiques that many shoppers use when making online purchases. Amazon previously allowed such reviews to help new products pick up traction on its marketplace, as long as the person writing the ... Read More »