CAIRO (Reuters) – Egyptian authorities have arrested the founder of a Facebook page with millions of followers that praises ousted President Hosni Mubarak, a judicial source says.
Karim Hussein, who runs the page "I am sorry, Mr President”, was ordered detained for 15 days, the source said. He was being investigated over accusations of spreading false news and misusing social media, the source said, without giving further details.
A statement posted on the page said Hussein had been taken in for questioning the previous night over "some of the matters linked to the page and what is published on it”.
The page has over 3.276 million followers and more than 2.8 million likes, and carries frequent posts praising Mubarak and suggesting comparisons between his time in power and current events.