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Fighting Internet Censorship With Weapons of Mouse Destruction
March 12, 2012
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Weapons of Mouse Destruction is taking aim at Internet censorship around the world. According to their website, it's the "largest global art project against Internet censorship that has ever been launched". The concept is simple: get people from around the world to upload their picture - with only their eyes showing - to demonstrate their support for free access to information online.

Many people have already lent their eyes to the project, including columnist and activist Mona Etahawy, author and journalist Susan Orlean, Rob Glaser, founder of RealNetworks, and our very own Canadian TV host, George Stroumboulopoulos. The full photo gallery is available right here, and you can find out how to upload your own picture and download the WMD mobile app here.

The project was founded by Saman Arbabi, one half of 'Parazit', a popular Persian-language satirical TV show that is broadcast on Voice of America, the official external broadcast institution of the U.S. government. The WMD logo was designed by Shepard Fairey, the graphic artist behind the iconic image of Barack Obama, titled 'Hope', as well as last year's TIME Magazine's Person of the Year cover (The Protester).

Check out the Weapons of Mouse Destruction video:

Saman was in the red chair recently talking about Parazit, Iran, and creating comedy that attempts to fight oppression. Check out that interview below:

Related stories on Strombo.com:

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Parazit's Subversive Iranian Satire - Now Available In English!

SOMETHING YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT IRAN: It Involves Saman Arbabi and Condoms

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