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Syria 'working to repair internet'

Syria 'working to repair internet' | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
The Syrian government has blamed faulty cables for an internet blackout that has entered its second day.
Artur Alves's insight:

Syria internet access has flatlined yesterday. It is likely a governmental "kill switch" is to blame.

"The Syrian government blamed that incident on "terrorists", but internet experts said it was more likely that the regime had shut down the web.

President Bashar al-Assad's government has been fighting a bloody internal conflict for two years.

Activists suggested at the time of the previous internet shutdown that the regime might have been planning a major offensive, or that it might have been attempting to prevent rebels from using the internet to co-ordinate themselves and communicate with the wider world."

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Meet the Assadosphere, the Online Defenders of Syria's Butcher | Danger Room | Wired.com

Meet the Assadosphere, the Online Defenders of Syria's Butcher | Danger Room | Wired.com | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
Meet the Assadosphere, the defenders of Syria's bloodthirsty dictator on the web, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
Artur Alves's insight:

"Assad doesn’t have many allies IRL — Iran and Russia are about the only ones remaining. But as the Syrian rebellion stretches into its 20th month, he’s found (and paid for) a whole heap of friends online, who warn of an impending NATO invasion to dominate Syria; secret CIA shipments of weapons to terrorist groups; and, of course, that Assad’s enemies are all really Jews. Welcome to the Assadosphere — on Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and the web."

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