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[liberationtech] Mubarak thugs move from streets to the Internet

Katherine Maher katherine.maher at
Tue Feb 8 08:12:05 PST 2011

Following up on Walid's comment, a piece on this in RWW:


On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 7:39 AM, Walid Al-Saqaf <admin at> wrote:

> 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
> -----------------
> Walid Al-Saqaf
> Founder & Administrator
> alkasir for mapping and circumventing cyber censorship
> < at>
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Katherine R. Maher

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