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17 June 2009 @ 01:17 pm
Repost from thatlldopig  
Help the opposition in Iran to be heard.

The *only* way protesters have to communicate and spread information is by Twitter.

SMS, internet service, and general cell phone service have been blocked inside Iran.

Wanna help them?
Here's what you can do:
Change your Twitter settings so that your location is IRAN and your time zone is GMT +3.30.

I know a lot of you have Twitters, and are probably thinking "yeah, it shows support, that's nice, but it's not like it will actually help anyone."
Trust me - it will.
Their government is hunting them down, and they are using Twitter's search engine - they are searching for Location: Iran/Teheran & Time Zone: GMT +3:30.
If everyone changes their location and time zone they will get plenty of fake targets, and it will make it more difficult for them to track down real protesters.
You are not only showing support, you are genuinely helping protect these people.
Like one of them twitted:

"our lives are in real danger now - we are the eyes - they need to stop us"

Please help if you have Twitter. It takes less than a minute to do it.
Thank you.
Vashtanvashtan on June 17th, 2009 11:46 am (UTC)
Reposted, thank you! Will change my Twitter when I get home.
tovemaxi on April 11th, 2011 02:26 am (UTC)
Great post! I wish you could follow up on this topic!

bojublip on April 12th, 2011 03:40 pm (UTC)
Did you heard what Rob Matts said about that?

curse_of_avaloncurse_of_avalon on April 12th, 2011 05:28 pm (UTC)
No I did not.
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