Tahrir Square

Egypt's Heroic Protesters Bear Responsibility for the Mess that Followed

The incoherence of Tahrir Square's activists

A new movie might win an Oscar for celebrating Egypt's new "culture of protest." Too bad that culture is so incoherent.

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Syria Offline

These charts should give pause to any dictator considering an Internet blackout

The Syrian city of Aleppo briefly regained access to the Internet yesterday, ending an information blackout that lasted well over a month. As of this afternoon, though, it looks like the city is back offline. During the brief window of access, people on the ground issued celebratory tweets even as fighting continues in the city, one of the main battlegrounds of Syria's civil war.

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