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.