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A little back-story from The Stream. Today we covered the so-called "silent protests" in Belarus. Actually our second time covering them. When +Mitchell Williams started tweeting folks in Belarus about the story - he awakened a mighty beast of Twitter spam. Right before the onslaught, actually, someone from Belarus warned him to expect to be deluged with pro-government spam. Sure enough, from just a handful of accounts, we were seeing a flood of tweets with the #ajstream hashtag and a few other unrelated hashtags we'd been tweeting about.

Now we're watching a growing comment feed of potential trolling. Beware dipping your toes into Belarus! (But also...traffic!)
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