MENASourceApr 15, 2021
Baby bottle coffee drinks and censorship: The ultimate guide to Arab TikTok
By Samantha Treiman
Although TikTok provides a platform for creative expression and political speech, repressive governments around the world attempt to censor users—and the Middle East is no exception. Those in charge are fearful of the app’s quick-sharing nature, which can allow anything from popular dances to government slander to spread rapidly.
Samantha Treiman is the associate director, communications and signature events at the Atlantic Council. She was the assistant director of media and communications for the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs, where she managed digital communications, social media, press, and maintained the website, among other projects. Before joining the Atlantic Council full-time, Treiman interned for a tech policy think tank, C-SPAN, Voice of America, and the Kennedy Center. She holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs.