Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi speaks during an interview with The Daily Star in Beirut, Thursday, May 8, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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A coalition of Arab tech and Internet freedom organizations Friday denounced a call by Lebanese Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi to ban websites that offer so-called "digital drugs," saying such a measure would be legally baseless.The phenomenon has received mixed reports from doctors and specialists, with some claiming that the digital drug may have detrimental effects on its users, while others claim that it may yield certain benefits.It added that no legal framework exists to block such website, and called for awareness campaigns to educate youth about digital drugs rather than impose censorship.
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