Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Help Iranians Cybernetically!

stolen from Boing Boing
Tip #4 is easy, so do it, or set up a new account to do it!

The purpose of this guide is to help you participate constructively in the Iranian election protests through Twitter.

1. Do NOT publicise proxy IP's over twitter, and especially not using the #iranelection hashtag. Security forces are monitoring this hashtag, and the moment they identify a proxy IP they will block it in Iran. If you are creating new proxies for the Iranian bloggers, DM them to @stopAhmadi or @iran09 and they will distributed them discretely to bloggers in Iran.

2. Hashtags, the only two legitimate hashtags being used by bloggers in Iran are #iranelection and #gr88, other hashtag ideas run the risk of diluting the conversation.

3. Keep you bull$hit filter up! Security forces are now setting up twitter accounts to spread disinformation by posing as Iranian protesters. Please don't retweet impetuosly, try to confirm information with reliable sources before retweeting. The legitimate sources are not hard to find and follow.

4. Help cover the bloggers: change your twitter settings so that your location is TEHRAN and your time zone is GMT +3.30. Security forces are hunting for bloggers using location and timezone searches. If we all become 'Iranians' it becomes much harder to find them.

5. Don't blow their cover! If you discover a genuine source, please don't publicise their name or location on a website. These bloggers are in REAL danger. Spread the word discretely through your own networks but don't signpost them to the security forces. People are dying there, for real, please keep that in mind...

p.s. Here's how to set up an alternate IP to help Iranian citizens get around the government firewall:

http://blog.austinheap.com/2009/06/15/how-to-setup-a-proxy-for-iran-citizens/

4 comments:

Beño said...

love you mandy

Kurt Hernon said...

Mandy...love your style...your smarts...your attitude...all of it. Quite an impressive woman I must say!

kURT
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Kelsi-Dean Buck said...

I fail to understand why 'adult performers' like yourself, with your style, don't get more exposure and success!

You are wicked Mandy. There's not enough gals like you!....maybe that's a good thing though.

Keep posting funny shit! I likes it!

: )

Daniel said...

I wish this message had gotten out to a lot more people than it has. We take the shit that these people are fighting for for granted.