Egyptian group launches "Islamic Facebook"

08/24/2010 | BBC

The Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's opposition movement, has launched a Facebook-style social network intended to reflect and promote moderate Islamic values. The site, called Ikhwanbook, allows only limited use of photographs and places greater value on user privacy. The Brotherhood turned to the social Web after Egypt's government banned them from using print or broadcast media; still, some supporters say they're worried that Ikhwanbook could make it easier for Egypt's rulers to identify and target dissidents.

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