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As Rafsanjani sparks new protests in Iran, one popular blogger is mysteriously silent

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Alongside Neda Soltan, a woman apparently shot dead by a basiji militiaman on the streets of Tehran, persiankiwi became a symbol of a new uprising – one that derived its power from a sprawling network of young protesters.

As BNO’s Michael van Poppel discovered, by the end of June, CNN.com was even picking up persiankiwi's tweets, and weaving them into news stories posted on the site. (CNN did this without attributing the accounts to persiankiwi, or indicating that the information came from Twitter; a spokesman for the network later apologized.)

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