[LINK] Vodafone: the government made us do it
kim at holburn.net
Fri Feb 4 19:56:18 AEDT 2011
What's the difference between this and Paypal, Visa and Mastercard blacklisting wikileaks? The US government leads the way again.
On 2011/Feb/04, at 4:49 PM, David Boxall wrote:
> Old news, I know, but according to
>> After shutting off its entire Egyptian internet connection for 5 whole days, Vodafone (part owners of Verizon!) then sent its 28 million Egyptian mobile customers a pro-dictator text message calling on "every honest citizen to preserve this country as the nation is forever." So, they first shut off the communications for democracy movement; then they became the propaganda machine for the dictator.
> But of course
>> Egyptian authorities forced Vodafone to broadcast pro-government text messages during the protests that have rocked the country, the U.K.-based mobile company said Thursday.
> They were between a rock and a hard place, but couldn't they have said no?
Phone companies have to obey the law don't they? Just like credit card companies.
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