From Tahrir to Twitter, Iraqi protests rely on social media


Tahrir is the focal point for the month-long movement that is not only denouncing corruption and unemployment, but calling for a complete upending of the current political system. — Reuters

BAGHDAD: Livestreaming from the protest camps, posting on Facebook to counter state media and tweeting in English to reach the world: the story of Iraq's anti-government rallies is being told online.

When demonstrations broke out on Oct 1, Ali Chaseb's Facebook timeline took a dramatic turn.

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