By Samuel Burke & Claire Calzonetti, CNN

The Arab Spring has largely passed Saudi Arabia by. In fact, protests are banned in the Kingdom’s streets.

But in the cyber world, protests are growing, much of it happening via Twitter.

Saudis have flocked to the social network in the millions. One recent study found that Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital, is one of the world’s most active cities on Twitter.

Even though many protesters on social media sites have been targeted, the Saudi government mostly permits the discourse as a way to let their citizens vent their frustration. 

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