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Millions Around World Following Iran Events Via Web

  • BBC, Monday, June 15, 2009 2:15 PM
As Iran attempts to block mainstream media from reporting on the unrest there following a disputed presidential election, millions are finding there is news still to be had via Twitter, YouTube, photo blogs and other social media that is not so easily blocked.

The BBC lists the various places people can find news about Iran on the Web. The Huffington Post is live blogging the situation; users are creating groups with updates on Facebook; Tehranlive.org is a photoblog that is updating hourly; and of course Twitter users are adding Iran hash tags to make updates easy to follow.

Not surprisingly, most of the people doing the updating seem to be of the opinion that the election was stolen by the incumbent. The opinions of the Iranians themselves can be found at the Web site of the National Iranian American Council, is live blogging and translating Twitter messages in Farsi.

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