Benjamin L. Hartman (Haaretz)


Hebrew Anti-Gay Facebook Page Co-opted, Turned Into Pro-Gay Forum

By Benjamin L. Hartman (Haaretz)

A user on social networking site Facebook managed on Wednesday to hack into an anti-gay group on the popular site, and change it into a pro-gay forum complete with homoerotic photos and videos.Read More


News Analysis: Twitter Can't Protect Iranian Protestors

By Benjamin L. Hartman (Haaretz)

Social networking sites have made this revolution different, but they don’t insure that the end result for the protestors will be any less bloody, or that an authoritarian regime will somehow be forced to make concessions. The tired “the world is watching” refrain has been heard for decades, and only in a handful of instances has it slowed the hand of tyranny. Further, the repeated refrains that it will cost the Islamic Republic “legitimacy” in the eyes of their people and the international community seem a bit empty, almost implying that the mullah state was legitimate to begin with.Read More






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