Update: 2:56p ET... Ahmadinejad's site appears to be down due to the digi-attack. Update: 6:56p ET People are reportedly being shot in the street. It has escalated tremendously.
Disrupting propaganda on the realtime web…
Here’s a list of resources for learning more about this unprecedented collaborative effort to take down propaganda sites in Iran. It’s a literal battle out there to make sure information is accurate. Very interesting to watch this develop:
- The site ‘Page Reboot‘ is being used to rapidly refresh (and overload) Khamenei’s and Ahmadinejad’s sites…
- List of Twitterers in Iran
- #iranelection + recent uploads to youtube
- People are offering SSH tunnels to Iranians to bypass the filtering. Proxy servers are also easy to find.
- Good read on how the election was stolen at Informed Comment
- Huffpo is liveblogging what they call “the uprising”
- Article on the DOS attacks + the best reasons why you should not participate in these attacks
This is all very fascinating to watch: a collaborative effort to disrupt disinformation that spreads as fast a tweet can travel (the below link has been clicked around 3,000 times!)
In my opinion, the best thing to do is to discredit, not destroy propaganda sites. Create content that challenges the propaganda if you can; I do not condone DOS attacks, but perhaps if you CANNOT WRITE you should simply help others find trustworthy sources.