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[liberationtech] Mubarak thugs move from streets to the Internet

Walid Al-Saqaf admin at alkasir.com
Tue Feb 8 04:39:12 PST 2011


I've been following Al Jazeera (in Arabic) just a minute ago where activist
Hiba Aql said that today she was surprised by the emergence of a strong
pro-Mubarak campaign on facebook. She along with other anti-Mubarak
activists who mobilized to campaign for the revolt are struggling to fight
back virtually against an 'incredible' wave of attacks launched by
'pro-Mubarak cyber thugs' who have been 'paid' to threaten, demoralize and
attack cyber activists. This is an interesting twist where money and
resources are using the Internet to squash the online movement of the
Egyptian youth.

I'm hoping the pro-freedom camp succeed and overcome this, but this is
reminder that the Internet does have a dark side that can indeed be utilized
by states to fight back.

Sincerely,

Walid

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Walid Al-Saqaf
Founder & Administrator
alkasir for mapping and circumventing cyber censorship
https://alkasir.com <walid.al-saqaf at oru.se>
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