Twitter should win the Nobel Peace Prize for its role during the civil unrest in Iran, according to a former US national security adviser.

(Source: The Telegraph)

Mark Pfeifle, said the microblogging site was instrumental in helping document the crisis in Iran following the contested presidential election results last month.

The former aide for George W Bush said that more than 220,000 Iran tweets were sent through Twitter every hour at its peak.

“When traditional journalists were forced to leave the country, Twitter became a window for the world to view hope, heroism, and horror,” he said.

Read Urmee Khan’s full article “Twitter should win Nobel Peace Prize, says former US security adviser” in The Telegraph (July 7, 2009).

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