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Egypt Obtained More Than 14M New Facebook Users During the Last 30 Months, 2017 | Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government

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Facebook is the most popular social media platform in the Arab states with around 156 million users by early 2017, up from 115 million a year earlier and it keeps growing quite differently than other networks.

In terms of distribution, around half of all Facebook users in the Arab region are based in three countries: Egypt, Saudi, and Algeria. Around 23% of all Arab Facebook users are in Egypt alone.

  • During the last 30 months, Egypt gained the highest number of Facebook users across all the Arab states, an increase of 14.06 million users.
  • Algeria ranks at the second place with an increasing number totaled 9.38 million users, followed by Iraq and KSA.
  • Bahrain, Mauritania, Djibouti, and Comoros come at the end of the standings.
  • Syria is the only Arab state has a decrease in the number of Facebook users.

Egypt Obtained More Than 14 M New Facebook Users During the Last 30 months Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government


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Established in 2005 under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) is the first research and teaching institution focusing on governance and public policy in the Arab world. MBRSG aims to help future leaders meet public administration challenges across the region and to promote good governance through enhancing the region’s capacity for effective public policy.

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