July 12, 2009
Just days after his return from post-election Iran, we spoke with journalist and author Reece Erlich. Erlich explains that the importance placed on Internet social networking like Twitter by the Western media is a function of how they have been learning about the events, not a reflection on the movement as a whole. “The movement is a lot broader than the relatively well-to-do people who can afford to send Twitter or invest in computer equipment,” says Erlich. Erlich published a book in 2007 exposing US attempts to destabilize Iran, such as the funding of domestic terrorist groups. But he adds that while the CIA and others may be active in the country, they are not responsible for the uprising.
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