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Posted by on Nov 30, 2012 in Freedom of expression, Internet |

Google and Twitter reactivated Speak2Tweet to circumvent censorship in Syria

Yesterday I talked about the disconnect in the network that Syria had suffered a cut in the country due to the civil war in which it is immersed leaving citizens without Internet access. Hours later, Google and have become reactivated Speak2Tweet , as happened in Egypt, both giants return to launch the service to transmit voice messages via Twitter.

And is that two years ago, when the Internet access it was cut in Egypt, and Twitter worked together to launch Speak2Tweet, a tool that gave the possibility to Egyptian citizens could make a tweet with a voice connection.

Today is back in operation, a measure that both giants try to circumvent censorship that prevails at present in the country. Through Google+ and giant announced the return of the service :

On the last day, Internet access has been completely cut off in Syria. Unfortunately we are hearing reports that mobile and fixed phones do not work well either. But that may be lucky enough to have a voice connection, you can still use Speak2Tweet simply leaving a voicemail on one of these international phone numbers (+90 212 339 1447 or +30 21 198 2716 or +39 1 06 62207294 or +1 650 419 4196).

No Internet connection is needed at all, and people can listen to the messages by dialing the same phone numbers or going to twitter.com/speak2tweet .

Another example of Google and its efforts to maintain an open Internet. Similarly, a few weeks ago we told you about his opposition to the treaty will be pursued at the next conference of ITU (International Telecommuncations Union), where a formula is at stake between governments to regulate the network and increase censorship.

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