Saturday June 14, 2014

Iraq Blocks Twitter, Google, YouTube and Facebook

Iraq is implementing their own homegrown version of the Patriot Act by shutting down the social media sites in that country. In recent days, Iraq has experienced militant takeover of several Iraqi towns and the government has shut down media outlets to curb extremist opposition coordination.

Countrywide bans of social media platforms are designed to impede groups from organizing, communicating, and most importantly, from mobilizing.

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