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Monday, June 22, 2009

Twitter Tug Of War: Iran

Twitspam has published a list of “fake Iran election Tweeters,” whose fraudulent Twitter feeds spread disinformation, and try to incite violence. “Buyer beware,” The New York Times warns:

Nothing on Twitter has been verified. While users can learn from experience to trust a certain Twitter account, it is still a matter of trust. And just as Twitter has helped get out first-hand reports from Tehran, it has also spread inaccurate information, perhaps even disinformation.

Other Tweeters work for the “good guys,” calling for their on-line comrades to Tweet false reports of protesters’ locations, in order to send Iranian cops on wild-goose chases.

link: Perils of Iran’s Web-Driven Revolution | Danger Room |


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