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BBC Twitter Accounts Hacked By Pro-Assad Syrian Electronic Army 129

Posted by timothy
from the revolutionaries-in-the-amphitheatre dept.
DavidGilbert99 writes "Following BBC Weather on Twitter seems like it wouldn't throw up too many surprises — possibly news of the odd blizzard now and again. But today, the account's 60,000 followers got a little more than 'chance of a light drizzle' when the pro-Assad Syrian Electronic Army hacked the account, along with a couple of other BBC accounts, in an apparent protest at what it sees as reports which don't show the Syrian regime in the best light." Also at the BBC itself.
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BBC Twitter Accounts Hacked By Pro-Assad Syrian Electronic Army

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  • by tokencode (1952944) on Thursday March 21, 2013 @11:06AM (#43235585)
    Or the other possibility is that what is being said in western media is mostly the truth. Al-Jazeera is hardly the "Western Media" and confirms most of the reports shown in western media regarding Syria, Ass-ad (I presume this translates to "head ass") is just getting desperate.
  • Seriously? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by coniferous (1058330) on Thursday March 21, 2013 @11:07AM (#43235593) Homepage
    >in an apparent protest at what it sees as reports which don't show the Syrian regime in the best light

    Yes, because hacking people makes you look that much better. /s
  • by Looker_Device (2857489) * on Thursday March 21, 2013 @11:16AM (#43235703)

    Al-Jazeera is hardly the "Western Media"

    No, but they are generally pretty pro-radical Islam, and most of the Arab Spring rebels to date (incl. those in Syria) seem to be way more interested in instituting Sharia and putting Muslim Brotherhood politicians in power than in establishing pro-Western democracies or giving people more freedom.

  • by i kan reed (749298) on Thursday March 21, 2013 @11:16AM (#43235709) Homepage Journal

    I've tried watching RT's coverage of things, and if you thing Western media is biased, you ain't seen nothing yet. They called the uprising against (unelected) president Assad an anti-democratic rebellion payed for by the U.S. over a year ago.

    And during the presidential election(after the primaries), they treated Ron Paul as a front-running candidate. It was bizarre. Beyond bizarre.

    Watching Al Jazeera or BBC gives you a clear sense of a non-american perspective on things, some bias but on the whole attempting to report honestly, but RT is like Cold War era Pravda in video form.

  • Re:Assad (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 21, 2013 @11:23AM (#43235813)

    "Genocidal"? Evidence please.

    I know this is hard for you Americans to understand, but this guy isn't Saddam. In fact he's a Western-educated opthamologist who worked in a London hospital until the death of his older brother forced him to give up his career and return to Syria to become President. His efforts to liberalise Syrian politics have been rewarded by a Western-backed insurgency, which you have been manipulated into supporting.

    Every day you will see another story making the case for war in Syria. Yesterday, Assad used chemical weapons (against his own soldiers....). Today Assad hacked the BBC (again, against his own interest). Who knows what he will do tomorrow? Perhaps he will find some Weapons of Mass Destruction that can be launched in under 45 minutes? Maybe he will be Linked To Al Quaeda? Such fun. Such fun.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 21, 2013 @11:43AM (#43236039)

    "They called the uprising against (unelected) president Assad an anti-democratic rebellion payed for by the U.S. over a year ago."

    How do you know there is no truth in that?

    Ah yes. Your country's media is unbiased and always reports things honestly.

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