Are you a dissident choosing between Facebook and Twitter? Here’s why you should definitely go with Twitter


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Facebook has gotten a lot of credit for the role it played during the Arab Spring revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, but it’s becoming increasingly obvious that if you are a dissident group trying to fight for your rights against a repressive government — regardless of what country you happen to be in — you are likely far better off with Twitter than you are with Facebook (s fb). The latest sign of this came from Turkish officials earlier this week, as they tried to put pressure on both companies to provide more information about dissident activity.

According to reports by the Guardian and the BBC, transport and communications minister Binali Yildirim said the Turkish government had asked Twitter to set up an office in the country, or to provide someone they could work with directly when “information is requested.” Although he didn’t specify what kind of information he might…

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