Critics fret the Egyptian initiative is designed to rally international support for Cairo’s policies that suppress free speech in the name of reining in the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted Brotherhood leader and then-President Mohamed Morsi in a military coup in July 2013.
But the rare opportunity also puts the world’s most iconic software company in somewhat of a pickle: how to avoid serving as a prop for a country that has mercilessly cracked down on social media and other agents of free speech, from artists to journalists to novelists.
Security Council, Egypt has invited tech giant Microsoft to advise world powers on helping governments confront violent extremism.
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