Twitter/Facebook and Iran – something you can do easily

This post was written by Reuben Bard-Rosenberg on June 24, 2009
Posted Under: Blogging,Iran

Just recieved this notification:

The Iranian Government is now tracking Twitter and Facebook in Iran. Everyone please go to your setting and please change the location (Top right ‘settings’) and network to IRAN so the government will have a hard time tracking the facebookers and tweeters. If anyone is on Twitter, set your location to Tehran and your time zone to GMT +3.30. Security forces are hunting for bloggers using location/timezone.

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Reader Comments

Everyone probably should do this, I’m sure it’s better than doing nothing. But I am slightly sceptical. If the only tools the Iranian government have to track its citizens’ online movements are timezones and Facebook networks, it would be a pretty poor state indeed. They’ll have IP information and much more at their disposal which will quickly sort the citizens from the sympathisers.

Written By Salman Shaheen on June 30th, 2009 @ 1:28 pm

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