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94.2 % of Saudi female students have accounts on Twitter: Study

The great openness witnessed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in all aspects of life has also extended to women, their interests and the issues that occupy them, so that they are keeping pace with the latest political, economic, social and even technological developments.

Its presence in the digital world, the social media has confirmed its approach to be active and influential in society, according to a recent study published by the Saudi newspaper (Asharq Al-Awsat).

The study noted that 94.2 percent of Saudi girls have an account on Twitter, and about 36.6 percent of them follow the issues of Saudi women discussed on “Twitter”, to a very large extent.

The study titled “The Trends of Saudi Female Students Toward Twitter‘s tackling of Saudi Women’s Issues”, prepared by the researcher Noura Al-Matrafi from King Saud University in Riyadh.

The issue of women driving the car topped the list of Saudi women’s cases, which see girls that Twitter is interested in tackling, the second (guardianship) cases comes next, after that, the issues of Saudi women working came third.

The fourth case was women travel without restrictions, while the fifth was the issues of hijab followed by the issue of violence against women and early marriage.