"Bashar al-Assad, tear down these firewalls!"
Nightsweat: When I seize control of a third world country my first action will be to make IP lines and computers freely available, then censor the Internet so it ONLY shows porn sites in my country. This will keep the people happy and busy and too tired to revolt.
Fluid: The cat is already out of the bag, so trying to put it back in is not going to work. Removing internet access doesn't magically return people to an ignorant state.
Hagbard23: "Twenty dollars a day for internet?! What the FARK! And they accuse me of being an international criminal."
Snapper Carr: Nightsweat: When I seize control of a third world country my first action will be to make IP lines and computers freely available, then censor the Internet so it ONLY shows porn sites in my country. This will keep the people happy and busy and too tired to revolt.Within 5 years, you will be beaten to death by a group of dissidents with extraordinarily strong right arms.
Day_Old_Dutchie: You can't spell dictator without dick.and you can't spell Bashar al-Assad without ass.
ciberido: FTA: But according to Yale's Navid Hassanpour, who has been studying communications disruptions in the Middle East since 2011, these blackouts are actually more likely to strengthen and spread protests rather than extinguish them.But I thought a communications disruption could mean only one thing?
thecpt: If I've learned anything from fark/the Internet, it's that people can vent here then move on with their lives without doing anything about the problem.
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