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Tanzanian Comedian Idris Sultan Is Being Held By Police for Face-Swapping Photos of the President

Playfully photoshopping pictures of the president can apparently get you arrested for a cybercrime.

Popular Tanzanian comedian Idris Sultan was reportedly arrested today in Dar Es Salaam. His crime? Face swapping the president. On Wednesday, Sultan posted two photos to social mediaโ€”one has President Magufuli's face on the likeness of Sultan's body and the other has Sultan's face on a person sitting in a chair with Tanzania's presidential seal. The post has over 5,000 likes.

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New Egypt CyberLaw Adds to the Growing List of Social Media Regulations this Summer

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