An important article from Iran’s Blogfather


A friend of mine, Alex Fiennes, recently brought this Guardian article to my attention, written by Hossein Derakhshan. In support of his view of social media, I am sharing it here, on my own website, accompanied with a hyperlink to his blog. One of my favourite sentences in his piece is this:

“Ironically enough, states that cooperate with Facebook and Twitter know much more about their citizens than those, like Iran, where the state has a tight grip on the internet but does not have legal access to social media companies.”