U.S. to Twitter: Help Iranian protesters

18 Jun 2009

Another sign of the power of Twitter: the U.S. State Department asked the micro-blogging company to delay a network upgrade that was scheduled for Monday night. Why? To give Iranians using the service to protest the presidential election more time to charge up the masses, something the U.S. government has deemed in their interest.

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Brian Blum

Brian Blum covers the U.S., Canada and Israel for Classified Intelligence Report, and contributes to our special reports and research projects. Originally from San Francisco and now based in Jerusalem, he has been with the AIM Group since 2004. He is the president of Blum Interactive Media, specializing in writing and multimedia content development for online, print, video and audio. His clients include newspapers, universities and non-profits. He is currently working on a book about the billion-dollar bankruptcy of a once high-flying Israeli startup.