Former Twitter Employee Found Guilty Of Spying For Saudi Arabia

Exactly how MUCH corruption was going on behind the scenes at Twitter?

  • Former Twitter employee and dual U.S. – Lebanese citizen Ahmad Abouammo has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison after a court found him guilty of spying on Twitter users in service of the Saudi royal family, according to an NBC News report.
  • According to NBC, Abouammo – who worked in media partnerships for Twitter in the Middle East and other territories – “was part of a scheme to acquire the personal information of users, including phone numbers and birth dates, for a Saudi government agent.”
  • Though Abouammo left Twitter in mid-2015, he still used his contacts within the company to verify some Saudi-based accounts and remove posts he’d flagged as “violations” of Twitter’s terms of service.