Talking Syrian DDoS Attacks and Twitter “Terrorism” on Al Jazeera

I guested hosted Al Jazeera’s The Stream yesterday. On the first half of the show we discuss Syria’s online counter-revolutionaries, the Syrian Electronic Army, which launches DDoS and defaces websites of groups it seems insufficiently pro-Assad.  Later, we chat about a truly awful incident in which two Mexican twitter users were arrested on terrorism charges for falsely spreading rumors of a kidnapping at a school in Veracruz.  Enjoy!

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You can watch the full episode here. At the very start of the program I talk about my recent trip to Cameroon with UNITAID and the much needed cause of innovative financing for development.