Posted by Desta Bishu | July 12th, 2009 at 10:22 am |
As anti-government protestors clash with Iranian government officials over the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the internet has been buzzing with reports of violence against protestors supporting Mir Hossien Mousavi, the presidential candidate declared the elections loser.
Prior to the elections many, including residents of Iran, believed the political process would work and Mir Hossien Mousavi would be declared the winner. Many voters opposed a second term of President Ahmadinejad, and by the amount of support Mousavi had, it was believed internationally that Iran would have a new ruling power. However as results came in, it became apparent the election was rigged. President Mahmoud Amedinejad was declared the winner, which set off a string of protests throughout Iran.
Social Media and Social Networking have come to play a huge part in getting out information about the protests. Not only is information being spread to people participating in the protests in Iran, but an international theatre has been set for the entire world to see using the internet. People in Iran went to using tools such as Twitter and Facebook. Once the government caught on, they began to shut down and filter the networks.
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