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The Revolution of Twitter

A Moldovan journalist faces up to 8 years imprisonment following accusations of her involvement organising mass disturbances in the capital city Chisanau.  Natalie Morar has been charged with “calls for organising and staging mass disturbances” and has been placed under house arrest while being barred from using the internet or phones.

Twitter, facebook , the blogosphere, SMS and text messages were instrumental in this “peaceful demonstration”, which escalated to over 10,00 supporters.

The protests dubbed the “Twitter Revolution” by international commentators because of online involvement flared up after claims emerged that the elections which resulted in the return of the Communist Party to power were rigged.

So are these social network sites and modern technology to blame?

The full story can be found here.


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