Does Twitter work for the U.S. Government or is the social networking service merely allowing the people of Iran to speak freely? This is one of the questions that are being asked now that the Republicans are saying that the U.S. should do something about Iran. Or is the U.S. already meddling enough in the affairs of the Iranians?
This and other questions are being asked around the Internet as the protests in Iran continue. According to some articles it appears that the U.S. State Department may have asked Twitter to delay their scheduled maintenance while the protests in Iran were continuing. Though I agree that Twitter and Facebook should be used to communicate to the world problems that exist in other countries, how far should America go in providing this means of communication?
I believe that America should back off interfering in the politics of other countries. By allowing Twitter to continuing allowing protesters to communicate, it could appear that America is against the current Iran regime. In a situation that is already tense between our two countries is this the best course of action? Should be be viewed as assisting descent in other countries? How would we feel if the shoe were on the other foot?
What do you think the U.S. should be doing? Backing the protesters or the current regime?
Let us know your thoughts.