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13:17

Facebook, Twitter play key role in Syrian uprising: Also for infiltration

Reuters Twitter account was recently hacked and also "false reports about Syrian rebel losses" were posted. Thomson Reuters mentioned that they had no clue of who's behind the hacking. Does that kind of hacking have any impact at all? A doubt raised by Dan Murphy, Christian Science Monitor.

Times Of India :: The battle for Syria is raging on the ground but also on social media, where people on both sides of the conflict are hacking, posting and spamming in a frenzied propaganda war. The Twitter feeds of news organisations have been hacked by pro-regime elements, videos purporting to show atrocities in Syria are regularly posted to YouTube and pro- or anti-government messages often flood Facebook pages.

A report by mbx/al/bm, timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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