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Facebook apologises for deleting free speech group’s post on Syrian torture

By: Josh Halliday Facebook has apologised after it mistakenly deleted a free speech group’s post on human rights abuses in Syria. The social network on Friday removed a status update by Article 19, which campaigns for freedom of speech, that … Continue reading

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Campaign Targeting Syrian Activists Escalates with New Surveillance Malware

By: Eva Galperin and Moran Marquis-Boire Since the beginning of the year, pro-Syrian-government hackers have steadily escalated the frequency and sophistication of their attacks on Syrian opposition activists. We have reported on several Trojans, which covertly install spying software onto … Continue reading

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US envoy to Syria reveals Assad’s tanks on Facebook

The United States released satellite images on Friday that it said showed Syria has artillery poised to hit residential areas and has moved some forces from one town to another despite calls for a withdrawal. Robert Ford, the U.S. ambassador … Continue reading

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Sprawling, Digital Roots Behind a Syrian Uprising

By: Chris Palmer and Daniel A. Medina Karam Nachar wants to topple President Bashar al-Assad of Syria. Every day, he wakes before dawn and begins working with other activists – planning opposition strategies, honing their message to the world media, … Continue reading

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Syrian Activists Targeted With Facebook Phishing Attack

By: Eva Galperin and Morgan Marquis-Boire Facebook has been a popular place for Syrian Internet activists to share their opposition to the Assad regime ever since the site was unblocked by the Syrian government in early 2011. While some interpreted … Continue reading

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From Hama to Heartland – A Young Syrian-American Tells Her Family’s Story

By: Nora Basha When the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya first started in early 2011, my family and I were very excited. We were proud of the Arab people for having the courage to step up to some of … Continue reading

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Exposing Assad One Tweet at a Time

By: Nora Basha The instrumental role that social media has played in the Arab Spring has been kept no secret. From Egypt, which was nicknamed the “Facebook revolution” to Syria which has been coined the “YouTube Revolution”, social media’s ability … Continue reading

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YouTube, Facebook, Twitter: Tools of Syrian Opposition

By: Henry Ridgwell Of all the uprisings across the Arab world, Syria is proving the hardest for the global media to cover. Opposition groups are therefore heavily reliant on social media – the likes of YouTube, Facebook and Twitter – … Continue reading

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Syria ‘recycles’ Facebook footage from 2008

By: Antoine Amrieh TRIPOLI, Lebanon – A televised news conference Monday by Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem prompted residents of the neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh to protest what they said were fabrications by the Syrian media. They were responding to … Continue reading

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