Revolt Silences “Social Media Giant”

Posted: February 15, 2011 by aredd91 in Uncategorized

While some may say Facebook is illegality the leader of the revolts in Tunisia and Egypt, many would think the mega network would take this frenzy as an example to show just how enormous their influence has become throughout the globe, instead they are keeping a tight seal on their feelings towards the event and do not wish to comment on what is taking place.

The social media giant finds itself under countervailing pressures after the uprisings in the Middle East. While it has become one of the primary tools for activists to mobilize protests and share information, Facebook does not want to be seen as picking sides for fear that some countries — like Syria, where it just gained a foothold — would impose restrictions on its use or more closely monitor users, according to some company executives who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were discussing internal business.

To read more http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/business/media/15facebook.html?ref=technology

 

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