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Clash of the Titans: The Syrian Arab Republic Vs Facebook

"Syrian authorities have blocked Facebook, the popular Internet hangout, over what seems to be fears of Israeli "infiltration" of Syrian social networks on the Net, according to residents and media reports....Lebanon's daily As-Safir reported that Facebook was blocked on Nov. 18. It said the authorities took the step because many Israelis have been entering Syria-based groups".

Righty-ho. The Syrian state is so robust, sure in its own identity etc etc that it is worried that Israeli Facebook users (many of whom are doubtless Arabs) will bring about the End of the House of Assad?

Is it the 'poking', the pirate/ninja/snowball etc nonsense, or the status updates that are most threatening, I wonder?

Meanwhile, Bashar Assad and his thuggish / murderous / thankfully dead father appears to have a number of fan clubs on Facebook. Nice....

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Blogger Bretwalda Edwin-Higham said... 7:27 am

So the Syrians aren't all bad then? Anyone blocking the Poindexter CIA government data feeding Facebook deserves a medal.  



Anonymous Y Arafat (dec'd) said... 5:39 pm

Anyone who stands up to these silly computer games that the BBC keeps giving free publicity to can't be all bad.  



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