It’s the 2009 presidential election in Iran and opposition leader Mir-Houssein Mousavi declares victory hours before the polls close,
insuring that any result to the contrary will be called into question.
Western media goes into overdrive, fighting with each other to see who
can offer the most hyperbolic denunciation of the vote and President
Ahmadenijad’s apparent victory (BBC wins by publishing bald-faced lies about the supposed popular uprising which it is later forced to retract). On June 13th, 30000 “tweets” begin to flood Twitter
with live updates from Iran, most written in English and provided by a
handful of newly-registered users with identical profile photos. The
Jerusalem Post writes a story >>>