[POLITICS] Here's something Western governments could actually do
: create WiFi hotspots around their embassies so Iranians can get the news out. They presumably have satellite uplinks so are not subject to the Iranian Government web censorship.
I know, I know, that's not what embassies are for. And it's arguably spying. And it can easily be jammed or overwhelmed... I'm just saying.
I think that has great merit Alex. With some luck maybe someone will read this.
I think it is certainly in sync with the move the other day where twitter delaying planned maintenance at the request/suggestion of the US govt.
Hope this has legs.
It could easily have all the drawbacks you cite, and yet it could be a relatively low-cost way of (re)building positive reputations for our governments in that part of the world. It might save the embassy/high commission/consular staffs a lot of work, if the hotspots were not jammed or overwhelmed.
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