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Got Twitter?

Posted by Phoenix Woman on June 20, 2009

Iranian protesters — who have been using Twitter as their way around the régime’s phone and internet suppression measures — have the following message for those who want to see news keep flowing out from the country:

If you’re on Twitter, set your location to Tehran & your time zone to GMT +3.30. Iranian security forces are hunting for bloggers using location/timezone searches. The more people at this location, the more of a logjam it creates for forces trying to shut down Iranians’ access to the internet. Cut & paste & pass it on

Regardless of who you think actually won, it’s not a good sign that the régime is arresting journalists and trying to keep all news from reaching the outside world. Keeping the lines of communication open is a good thing.

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