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Why are the Chinese Government and the US Drug Companies So Afraid of Facebook and Twitter?

social networking sites, InternetFollowing riots in the western region of Xinjiang, China’s central government has taken steps to block citizens from accessing foreign Web services. In addition to crippling Internet service in general, the authorities have blocked Twitter, removed unapproved references to the violence from search engines, and have now apparently moved to bar citizens from accessing Facebook.

The government has also recently blocked just about every Google service, including communication tools like Gmail, Google Apps and Google Talk. Twitter and YouTube have also been restricted for a while.
Dr. Mercola's Comments:

An incredible media transformation has occurred in the past several years, resulting in high-tech social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Nearly all of us were former consumers of media, but now we are all becoming producers and can rapidly share the message of TRUTH to our friends and networks. It is becoming more and more impossible to hide the truth with the development of these social networks.

These technological tools that allow individuals to unite against powerful government and corporate forces are likely to transform the world in coming decades -- if they haven’t done so already. And that is precisely why China’s central government is blocking their citizens from accessing these sites.

For people trying to get out from under strict censorship and oppression, social networking tools can be the window to the world that allows them to finally break free and spread the truth about what is really going on.

In fact, this just happened in Iran during the recent elections. As international news organizations were banned from covering the ensuing demonstrations, Twitter became Iranian protesters’ lifeline to the outside world.

This is incredible as for the first time in history people like you, your friends and relatives are actually using these new social networking tools to bypass traditional media outlets … and as a result the TRUTH IS GETTING OUT!

It is very clear in my mind that social networking is going to rapidly accelerate the changes that need to occur not only on a political level but also in our health care system.

How You Can Use Social Networking Tools to Make a Difference

There have only been four periods in the last 500 years where media changed enough that could be considered truly revolutionary:

  1. The printing press, which made mass printing possible
  2. Real-time, two-way communication: first the telegraph, then the telephone
  3. Recorded media, other than print: first photos, followed by recorded sound and movies
  4. Radio and television

However, the media that was good at creating conversations was not good at creating groups, and the media that was good at creating social groups was not good at creating conversations.

Now, with the advent of the Internet and the growing popularity of social networking, that has all changed and those limitations no longer exist in many parts of the world.

The generation we’re now in has the largest expressive capability in human history!

So now is the perfect time for you to leverage your vote and your power by tying yourself and your friends and family into these social networks, and then voicing your opinion about matters that are important to you.

If you haven’t already signed up for Twitter and Facebook I would encourage you to do so now. You can also visit me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter.

I’m excited to announce that you can also sign up for our new social network on Mercola.com.

If you are already signed up, please make sure you view the videos that explain how you can optimally benefit from this new feature. My team has been working on this new platform for the past five years, which will offer all these benefits:

  • Full Access To The Natural Health Community And Forums: Most people blindly trust the status quo with their disease because they don’t know any other way to get the information they need. But now you can simply ask the Mercola.com community a question and …

  • Uncover answers to your health problems: There may be somebody who has been where you are and overcame it who can give you a direct and immediate answer to your questions, saving you precious time in solving your health problems.

  • Avoid making expensive mistakes: Before committing to surgery or drugs, why not ask the group and get a few other viewpoints on the situation. There are hundreds of health care professionals on the network (who have a special icon on their profile) who may be able to point you in the right direction.

  • Get support for your specific health challenges: You can even form your own group and discuss issues that are important to you, providing everyone involved with a strong level of support and assistance.

  • Share and exchange health knowledge: Perhaps open up about your own healing experiences with those suffering from circumstances similar to yours. It always feels good to make a real difference in somebody else’s life.

  • Transfer your health insights to others and find a channel for your energy and giving.

We are at the beginning of a major revolution that has the potential to virtually eliminate hundreds of thousands of premature deaths, and help the millions that are needlessly suffering because they were deceived by the old traditional media.

Collectively, and with the help of high-tech means, you CAN definitely change the world for the better! It’s absolutely free, so don’t wait … Join Now!

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