The battle for freedom may be one that largely takes place on social media platforms. In the case of the current protests in Venezuela, the government is waging war against Twitter, attempting to prevent the protesters from posting their images online:
— Open Technology Fund (@OpenTechFund) February 15, 2014
The article tweeted:
In the absence of information from the government or local television outlets, Venezuelans have turned to foreign reporters and social media for news. Twitter users had been posting their photos of demonstrations that started in provincial towns earlier this month, providing an alternative to state-controlled media. It’s unclear if photos were blocked for users of all Internet providers in Venezuela, Wexler said.
“We won’t cease protests until all our comrades are free,” Gaby Arellano, a leader of the Andes University student union and member of opposition party Voluntad Popular, said by telephone yesterday. “We will continue fighting for our democratic rights.”
Here is some video from the protests
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