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The who with the what now? So, the Syrian government re-enabled access to various social media Web-sites for Syrian citizens with the stated hope that ‘young, connected people will “combat opposition” to the regime, rather than enhance it’.

Only some downright skullduggery seems to actually be taking place instead.

It seems that the Syrian government is grabbing passwords to those sites from dissidents, and then using them to post pro-government messages on the pages and accounts of anti-establishment dissidents.

If that is actually true, that’s a reprehensible con, and would seem to indicate that the Syrian government has lost any veneer of legitimacy.

No matter how many Facebook likes you get, it doesn’t really constitute a mandate. Especially if you’re doing it yourself, which is a form of social network Onanism.

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