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U.S. Steps Gingerly Into Tumult in Iran

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posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 11:01 PM
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U.S. Steps Gingerly Into Tumult in Iran


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The Obama administration says it has tried to avoid words or deeds that could be portrayed as American meddling in Iran’s presidential election and its tumultuous aftermath.

Yet on Monday afternoon, a 27-year-old State Department official, Jared Cohen, e-mailed the social-networking site Twitter with an unusual request: delay scheduled maintenance of its global network, which would have cut off service while Iranians were using Twitter to swap information and inform the outside world
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posted on Jun, 16 2009 @ 11:01 PM
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Twitter played an important role in the elections in Iran. It is a recognition that Internet blogging has the potential to change history.

There is power in blogs as seen in Iran, and in places where mass media is repressed.

Moussavi has used Facebook to keep his supporters informed of his activities in Iran



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