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Twitter Spy Trial Exposes Betrayal of Saudi Arabia Dissidents

  • Ex-staffer allegedly traded user data for Hulbot watch, cash
  • Abouammo faces 20 years in prison if convicted of charges
Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

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Twitter Inc. cultivated Saudi Arabian leaders to boost the use of its platform in the Middle East. At the same time, it prided itself on providing a forum where the country’s dissidents and activists could anonymously post their criticism of the royal family and organize.