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Would UK bloggers get the same support as Iranian ones?

Web freedom is easy to support when it doesn’t affect your bottom line…

God bless the internet. As shocking events in Iran continue to unfold, bloggers, Twitter users and social networkers are helping oppressed Iranians fight the power.

Even Google is helping… But if the bloggers were in the UK, the newspapers and tech firms wouldn’t be on their side. If there’s money to be made, new media and old media alike will happily help Goliath give David a battering.

2 replies on “Would UK bloggers get the same support as Iranian ones?”

This is interesting:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8108551.stm

They claim there’s no political motive. Now there’s your laugh of the day. I can’t help but think, though, that if I was back in my old university politial science courses now, the discussion would be “…not that there’s anything wrong with that.” Why send geriatric diplomats for shuttle negotiations when you can get the same results with Twitter?

It must be hard living in a country where your leader isn’t fairly elected and where the police attack protesters.

Sorry, couldn’t resist. ;-)

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