Social Networks Also Empower Enemies of Freedom

(Newsweek) Niall Ferguson - It is not only proponents of democracy who know how to exploit the power of online networking. It is also the enemies of freedom. Before Facebook took down a page called "Third Palestinian Intifada" - which proclaimed that "Judgment Day will be brought upon us only once the Muslims have killed all of the Jews" - it had notched 350,000 "likes." Fouad X, the head of IT for Hizbullah in Lebanon, said, "our email is flooded with CVs" from Islamist geeks wanting to "serve a sacred cause."

2011-04-12 00:00:00

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