18 June 2009

Hillary Clinton defends Twitter efforts for Iran

17 06 2009 - The U.S. urged the networking service to delay maintenance so the system would keep running, leading to complaints from Iran's government. Twitter has helped protesters communicate amid a clampdown.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday defended U.S. efforts to ensure that the Twitter social networking service has remained available for use by Iranian protesters, even as Tehran complained about U.S. interference in its affairs.

Clinton said that Twitter has been essential in allowing Iranian protesters, especially the young, to remain in touch in the aftermath of last week's disputed presidential election.

Source: Los Angeles Times

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