Facebook has removed Hezbollah sites from its pages because they incite to violence, a company spokesman said. “Under our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities we do not allow content that “incites violence,” spokesman Frederic Wolens told the Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star.
Facebook is a “blessing” that helps freedom-seeking movements challenge tyranny, a former president of Iran — which routinely blocks access to the social networking site — was quoted as saying in a report by the ISNA news agency.
86 people from the Jezzine area were reportedly summoned by the Lebanese Army intelligence to the Zougheib Barracks in Saida for investigation, An Nahar reports. Those people don’t have warrants against them. They haven’t done anything wrong – unless having a Facebook account is a crime!
Trading houses and brokerages expect Facebook’s initial public offering, the second-largest U.S. debut ever, to stoke heavy volume in the stock market on Friday.
Iran has cut off access to the Internet, leaving millions of people without access to email and social networks. A source inside the country confirmed this morning that Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo email are no longer available. Ditto for Facebook. So far, the government has not made any announcement about the service interruption.
rces shot dead at least 11 people during mass protests on Friday against President Bashar al-Assad, rights activists and witnesses said. Five civilians were killed overnight in Homs,
By closing its embassy in Damascus and calling back its ambassador to Doha, Qatar is contributing to Syria’s growing international isolation, says political scientist Karim Sader.
Human rights activists and residents of Homs, Syria’s third largest city, are reporting intense gunfire as security forces conduct raids and arrests. A resident told the Reuters news agency by phone that the army fired at worshippers in eastern Khalidiya district as they left the Khaled Ibn al-Walid mosque
Qatar lived up to its reputation as a maverick in Middle Eastern politics this week by suspending the operations of its embassy in Damascus.
If we call the Egyptian revolution “the revolution of Facebook,” we can say that the Syrian revolution is “the revolution of YouTube.”