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In this photo illustration, the Twitter logo is displayed on a mobile device in London, England on Nov. 7, 2013. (Bethany Clarke/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON—Two former employees of Twitter Inc. and a third man from Saudi Arabia face U.S. charges of spying by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment back in 2015, according to a complaint filed on Wednesday.
Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo, who used to work for Twitter, and Ahmed Almutairi, who then worked for members of the Saudi royal family, face charges of working for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia without registering as foreign agents, according to a complaint filed against them.
According to the complaint, Abouammo repeatedly accessed the Twitter account of a prominent critic of the Saudi royal family in early 2015. In one instance, he was able to view the email address and telephone number associated with the account. He also accessed the account of a second Saudi critic to get personally identifiable information.
“This information could have been used to identify and locate the Twitter users who published these posts,” the Justice Department said in a statement.
Saudi Arabia, a key U.S. ally in confronting Iran, has faced intense Western criticism over many years its human rights record, including last year’s murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and its involvement in the devastating war in Yemen against the Iran-backed Houthis rebels.