Thursday, June 18, 2009

Social Media and the Iran Crisis - Twitter

Social media - specifically Twitter - has become the source of choice for up to the minute information about the Iranian protests. This article from Fox explains the use of Twitter for communication. "The microblogging service Twitter is increasingly becoming Iranian protesters' lifeline to the outside world, as international news organizations are banned from covering the demonstrations.
As Iran's hard-line regime defends the results of Friday's election, in which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared the winner in a landslide victory, supporters of opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi took to the streets of Tehran Thursday for a fourth day of protests.
And they are spreading their message with tweets."

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