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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Government Recognizes Twitter as Instrument of Conscience


“This was just a call to say: ‘It appears Twitter is playing an important role at a crucial time in Iran. Could you keep it going?’ ” said P.J. Crowley, the assistant secretary of state for public affairs.
Twitter complied with the request, saying in a blog post on Monday that it put off the upgrade until Tuesday evening — 1:30 a.m. Wednesday in Tehran — because its partners recognized “the role Twitter is currently playing as an important communication tool in Iran.” The network was working normally again later Tuesday evening.

link: U.S. Steps Gingerly Into Tumult in Iran -


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