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Thursday, 26 April 2018

Dating apps in Egypt are being used to target members of the LGBTQ community

Dating apps are a double-edged blade for Egypt’s LGBTQ community, according to the Verge, which claims that platforms such as Grindr, Hornet, and Growler — which serve as a gateway for LGBTQ people to meet in a conservative society — are used to bait members of the community into arrests. “The apps themselves have become both evidence of a crime and a means of resistance…Targets meet a friendly stranger on a gay dating site, sometimes talking for weeks before meeting in person, only to find out they’re being targeted for a debauchery case.”

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