Revolutionary Facebook: Newest Political Prisoner?
It has been reported that an order for arresting the famous political activist, known as Facebook®, has been issued. It ought to be considered as the newest political prisoner. There are also talks that it may face execution!
Yes, you read it right. We are about to face a new generation of prosecutions: Web Prosecution.
Tehran Times reported today [citation]:
“Saudi king to buy Facebook to end the revolt: report
In what is being termed as pure Wall Street Gordon Gecko tactics, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has decided to make an offer of $150 billion to buy out Facebook.
Inside sources within the kingdom suggest that the King is very upset with Mark Zukerberg for allowing the revolt to get out of control, Ahlul Bayt News Agency reported. In a personal meeting between Mark Zuckerberg and King Abdullah on Jan 25, 2011, Zuckerberg had promised that he would not allow any revolt pages to be formed on Facebook even while he allowed Egypt and Libya revolt pages to be formed.“
It has never been of the benefits of these dictators to face reformation in their countries, therefore, they all blocked and banned the usage of some such networking websites. Countries such as Iran, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and so on and so forth have these kinds of web services blocked, e.g. Facebook®, Twitter®, MySpace®, Flickr®, Yahoo Profiles®, PicasaWeb® and etc.
After all these attempts, they seem to have realised that blocking is not the solution, anything that is done through the hands of a human being, can be cracked through the hands of another one, and that blocking cannot restrict and hold people from any website. The only thing, however, that it is well capable of doing is: To make people more interested in checking out those blocked ones!
What these lunatic dictators seem to have not realised as of yet is: They don’t know that the news cannot be held, that the freedom of speech cannot be violated. They don’t seem to be willing to understand the fact that it is the communication age, and that the stone is over.