Syria’s government has banned the Apple iPhone in hopes of silencing protesters. In recent years, we’ve seen how social media and the increased use of smartphones has given regular citizens the ability to share their news with the world with many taking to Twitter and YouTube for up-to-the-minute updates and video.
Syria decided it would be best to try to ban the iPhone to keep users from sharing and broadcasting the violence that is taking place in their country. What’s more? Steve Jobs biological father, Abdulfattah John Jandali, who is Syrian-born, has joined in the movement.
Here is a transcript, courtesy 9to5Mac:
I am in solidarity with the Syrian people. I reject the brutality and killing that the Syrian authorities are committing against the unarmed Syrian people. And because silence is participation in this crime, I declare my participation in the Syrian Sit-in on YouTube.