Syria Lifts FaceBook, YouTube Ban

Syria is lifting its ban on FaceBook and other social networking websites.

The announcement came following a “Day of Anger” protest in Damascus failed to attract protesters, and is seen as a concession by authorities to avoid the unrest now gripping Egypt and Tunisia.

While officially banned, FaceBook, YouTube and other social networking sites are accessed by Syrians using international proxy servers to bypass firewalls.

“We are all using it anyway – so I don’t see what difference it makes,” said one Syrian Facebook user.

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