The digital battle

A little reported aspect of the current turmoil is how Iranian state websites are being brought down by the massed ranks of internet users, seemingly under the coordination of sites like Twitter.  As part of this, users can use an online site that issues an automatic site refresh request at least every second. The Fars news agency website is one that appears to have succumbed and the sites of Khamanei, the presidsent, and the state broadcaster are also reportedly under attack!

This website goes into great, if rather curmudgeonly detail and calls it a stupid idea. Lighten up guys – sure it may slow the net, but it is a way of the world directly showing its disgust and rattling the regime.

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