Sebastian Usher, BBC News, Tala Safwan: Egyptian TikToker held in Saudi over ‘immoral’ video, 26 Jul 2022 “Tala Safwan, who has five million followers on TikTok and some 800,000 on YouTube, drew ire online amid claims a recent video had lesbian undertones.”

Al Jazeera, Saudi police arrest Egyptian TikTok star for ‘immoral’ video, 27 Jul 2022 “Safwan’s content is highly popular among Arab teenagers and young adults, where she carries out pranks and challenges, and talks about TV shows. She also discusses embarrassing social situations, and uses provocative headlines to discuss relationships.”


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