2 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Again you do not read nor understand

Reader comment on item: Egypt's Sham Election
in response to reader comment: Are you ok Peter?

Submitted by Peter Hall (Australia), Dec 22, 2011 at 18:39

Well Amin, you said

You seem to not understand the point. That social networking, a free media and access to information are the cornerstones of a free society, limiting access to information, controlling the press and building barriers between people is what repressive regimes do.

Social Media - is NOT cornerstone to a free society. Worst crime of repressive govt is killing you for saying what you want to say...

I said Social networking, not social media, but social media is part of, social networking.

Allowing people to network, allowing people to exchange ideas scares repressive regimes. They already kill people for what they say, that has existed for ages, however social media makes it much harder to control the speed and the extent ideas are spread, therefore repressive regimes go to great lengths to control them.

You may make your decisions on how you communicate by the colour schemes, but that does not make these methods of communication less valid to others.

You may like communicating in Arabic, but I think more people use Facebook to communicate every day than Arabic.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Again you do not read nor understand by Peter Hall

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2021 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)