Sunday, July 22, 2012

War by Social Media

War by Social Media

Reuters reports today that in Afghanistan media advocacy group Nai is launching a new campaign to encourage the use of social media. With the Afghan government considering imposing restrictive new legislation on the media, Nai hopes social platforms can help safeguard political and social freedoms."Social media is a free tool to use to transfer information without the influences of the government, warlords, or Talibs," said Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar, executive director of Nai.

Social platforms are playing a vital role in the battles to establish free speech around the globe. By strengthening privacy controls on social media, scrambls can make it significantly safer for citizens, rights groups and aid organizations to communicate and express their opinions online.

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