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Alec Ross: No sympathy for al Shabaab Twitter account

Government control of the Internet is a losing proposition and al Shabaab deserves "no sympathy" from efforts to remove it from Twitter, said a State Department official during a Jan. 10 online talk.

State Department, Middle-Eastern governments ramp up social media efforts in wake of Egypt protests

UPDATE Feb. 11, 12:40 p.m.: Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resigned and turned power over to the military, which issued a statement promising constitutional reform and free elections. UPDATE

State Department tries Internet diplomacy

It had to happen, and it didn't take long. The State Department is turning to the Internet to help spread the word about the United States. It's encouraging online interactions between Americans and