Monday, May 25, 2009

Iran blocks Facebook

Iran has now joined Syria, as the latest country to block access to popular social networking site Facebook. With elections next month, Mahmoud Ahmedinejad is seeking a second four-year term, and his leading liberal opponent Mir Hossein Mousavi; apparently has a group dedicated to him on Facebook with over 5700 members. 

Ouch!! That must have hit an Ahmedine nerve. 

Well, Iran’s television and radio is already state-controlled, and this lockdown further limits the potential for open discussion of the candidates, making this election a shambles.

Welcome to the Middle East. 

Residents of Iran, my heart goes out to you.

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