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Another TikTok star arrested in Egypt

A famous TikToker’s arrest sparked widespread reactions in Egypt amid renewed calls to ban the app over content that is deemed contrary to Egyptian values.
A man watches a video posted by Egyptian Tiktok influencer Haneen Hossam.

CAIRO — On Sept. 28, Egyptian security authorities arrested popular TikToker Ibrahim Malik on charges of “promoting immoral content.”

According to a Sept. 28 report published by El-Balad, Malik was known for going live on TikTok with girls and women from Egypt and other Arab countries asking them to do various challenges. The report claimed Malik would disrespect and insult these women and their followers, for which many TikTok users criticized and ridiculed him.

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