A man broke down after he saw a meter box being used to record his daily usage of the internet on Egypt’s Twitter-like mobile app.
The image of the broken meter box was posted on Twitter on Monday.
The man said he woke up to find it on his phone, and was able to capture his moment.
“I’m so sad,” the man wrote on Twitter.
“I’m not a regular user of this app.
I’m not even a registered user.”
Egyptian Twitter users have been taking a page out of the government’s playbook to make users feel like citizens and share stories of their daily lives, but it has faced criticism.
“We have a big problem, a huge problem in Egypt.
The country is very unstable,” Al Jazeera’s Nabil al-Masri, reporting from Cairo, said.”
This app has been going on since 2011, and it’s used by millions of people.
But there’s a very small percentage of them who actually use it.”
A similar issue was highlighted last week when the Egyptian government launched a national mobile phone service that offered free calls to all Egyptans.
A similar situation was highlighted in December when Twitter announced it would suspend the app’s data quota after an outcry from users.
In response, Twitter said it would expand its usage of its service and take action against people who use it illegally.