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Facebook Appears in Iranian Trials to Confess

In Uncategorized on September 16, 2009 at 7:03 am

After multiple mentions by Iranian officials of Facebook as being one of the criminal elements behind the post-election unrest, Facebook personally appeared in the latest round of trials today to confess. Iranian bloggers who took a picture of Facebook confessing uploaded the picture online:

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The caption reads:

Parts of Facebook’s confessions in today’s trials:

I killed Neda Agha Soltan. Social sciences are really bad too! Mousavi is an American, he has written things in me that are anti-revolutionary, same with Karroubi, I’ll give you the names of all the greens that are my members, and right now an enormous spiritual transformation has occurred in me. I have a gentle interrogator that continuously increases my bandwidth!

(The last line reffers to rape in Iranian prisons)

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Top 10 Ways to Overthrow a Regime Using Google Translate

In Uncategorized on August 10, 2009 at 4:02 am

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Twitter, Facebook and Google’s newly introduced Persian-to-English translation software were part of a vast foreign conspiracy against Iran, said a prosecutor today at the second session of an extraordinary trial against alleged ringleaders of weeks of unrest unfolding in Iran.

So reports the LA Times on the latest round of Stalin-like court trials, as Fareed Zakaria explains:

The above charge with respect to Facebook & Google Translate is especially interesting when we notice that the Iranian regime’s English language mouthpiece and propaganda channel, Press TV, uses both Facebook and Google Translate on every single story on its website. Although it has removed Google Translate from its newer theme, this is the bar that appears under each of its stories in the classic view:

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Anyways, the thought that Google Translate can be part of a global conspiracy is so amazing that we thought we would invite all of you creative people out there to help us understand this claim by coming up with a list of imaginative ways in which this could be possible. We invite you to comment on this post with different ways to overthrow the Iranian government using Google Translate. We will then try to pick out some of the best and compile a list of the top 10 ways to overthrow a regime using Google Translate!