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FILE – In this Feb. 9, 2021 file photo, the icon for the social media app Clubhouse is seen on a smartphone screen in Beijing. Oman has severed access to the buzzy new audio chat app Clubhouse, the country’s telecommunications regulator confirmed Monday, setting off fears that authorities across the Persian Gulf may censor a rare open forum for discussion of sensitive topics in the region. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)