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A Google executive who is believed to have been held in detention in Cairo since last month has been released, according to reports. Wael Ghonim, Google's head of marketing for the Middle East and North Africa, disappeared some time after 27 January, when public protests against President Hosni Mubarak began. The company …


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  1. A.T. Tappman (Chaplain)

    Journalist 'communicates' something...

    Wondering the implication of the quote marks in the headline.

    Do you not think he really went missing, or that he has not really been released, or what?

    Quotes are only usually used in a headline in that way to indicate either euphemism or disbelief, but the articles themselves give little indication. I would have assumed it to just be sloppy headline writing were it not for the fact that the quotes are used in that way in the headlines for the articles on him going missing as well.

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