Saudi Arabia’s Newest Tactic To Hush Dissidents

In 2017, Saud al-Qahtani–advisor to the Saudi Crown Prince–was rather active on social media. In one Twitter post, he stated: “Does a pseudonym protect you from #the_black_list? No 1) States have a method to learn the owner of the pseudonym 2) the IP address can be learned using a number of methods 3) a secret I will not say.” While it should be understood that once you put something out on social media, it’s there for anyone to use against you. But it’s quite another thing when the threat is coming from a figure who served…