Close

Donate today to keep Global Voices strong!

Watch the video: We Are Global Voices!

We report on 167 countries. We translate in 35 languages. We are Global Voices. Watch the video »

Over 800 of us from all over the world work together to bring you stories that are hard to find by yourself. But we can’t do it alone. Even though most of us are volunteers, we still need your help to support our editors, our technology, outreach and advocacy projects, and our community events.

Donate now »
GlobalVoices in Learn more »

Egypt Goes Quack Over #SpyDuck

@CairoGossip shares this photograph of #SpyDuck on Twitter

@CairoGossip shares this photograph of #SpyDuck on Twitter

Egypt today announced it had arrested a “duck” – with a spying gadget attached to its feathers. The duck turned out not to be a duck, perhaps a swan [ar] – and the tracker on it was for a study. And now there is a new twist, the duck or swan may be a stork. On Twitter, netizens grab the occasion to quack up jokes.

Victor Salama notes:

But the duck – now swan – may not even be a duck or a swan, says Mostafa Hussein:

Hussein, who changed his avatar on Twitter to one of a .. erm .. bird, also calls for freeing the bird – whatever it is:

Mahmoud Salem jokes that there is more to the situation than meets the eye:

And Austin G Mackell says the duck story could be a decoy:

Timothty E Kaldas chuckles:

While Tarek Radwan quips:

For more laughs, check out the hashtag #SpyDuck.

World regions

Countries

Languages