'Phones, Not People Right?': Saudi Hacking Bezos’ Phone Brings Out Netizens' Dark Humour

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Social media was baffled after reports of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman hacking Amazon CEO and The Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos’ phone surfaced.

Written By Kunal Gaurav | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Social media was baffled after reports of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman hacking Amazon CEO and The Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos’ phone surfaced. The media reports got the backing from the United Nations experts suggesting the possible involvement of the Crown Prince in surveillance of Bezos. The experts indicated that it was an effort to influence, if not silence, The Washington Post's reporting on Saudi Arabia.

Read: UN Experts Call For Investigation Into Hacking Of Bezos' Phone By Saudi

Netizens React

Netizens latched onto the recent reports of phone hacking and recalled another incident where Saudi officials hacked The Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi to death. 

Read: Jeff Bezos’ Phone Hack Plan Took Off During Saudi Crown Prince's US Tour In 2018

Inner circle exonerated in Khashoggi killing

In December, Saudi Arabia court convicted eight people in the killing of The Washington Post columnist but exonerated inner circle of MBS. Agnes Callamard, UN Special Rapporteur on Extra-Judicial Executions, and David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, said that the circumstances and timing of the hacking and surveillance of Bezos also strengthen support for further investigation by the US and other relevant authorities of the allegations that the Crown Prince ordered, incited, or, at a minimum, was aware of planning for but failed to stop the mission that fatally targeted Mr Khashoggi in Istanbul.

Read: Saudi Crown Prince Messaged Jeff Bezos 'it's Not True' On Alleged Hack

Read: Report Suggests Saudi Crown Prince ‘hacked’ Jeff Bezos' Phone, Embassy Denies

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