1. "The United States Embassy in Cairo’s Twitter account temporarily shut down Wednesday following a spat with an official account affiliated with Egypt President Mohamed Morsi over a Jon Stewart clip. The account, @USEmbassyCairo, disappeared for under an hour before reappearing sans the Stewart tweet."
    — "U.S. Embassy in Cairo Disables Twitter Page After Jon Stewart Tweet," Mashable
     
  2. reuters:

    Islamist Mohamed Morsy of the Muslim Brotherhood was declared Egypt’s first democratic president on Sunday by the state election committee, which said he had defeated former general Ahmed Shafik with 51.7 percent of last weekend’s run-off vote.

    He succeeds Hosni Mubarak, who was overthrown 16 months ago after a popular uprising. The military council which has ruled the biggest Arab nation since then has this month curbed the powers of the presidency, meaning the head of state will have to work closely with the army on a planned democratic constitution.

    READ MORE: Islamist Morsy wins Egyptian presidency with 52 percent

     
  3. thepoliticalnotebook:

    The Twitter account of the Muslim Brotherhood (@ikhwanweb) has been hacked and is tweeting out pro-revolution messages, with phrases like “the Egyptian revolution lives” and praises of the blood of martyrs like Khaled Said, whose photograph has been uploaded as the Twitter account’s profile picture.

    Since this hack was appropriately timed for the Egyptian election, check out Al Ahram’s visual breakdown of voting results. Amid the ongoing run-off election, third-place candidate Hamdeen Sabahi is charging the front-runners (the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi and former Mubarak prime minister Ahmed Shafiq) with vote-rigging.

    [@ikhwanweb]