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Watch RSF parody on al-Assad's censorship regime

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has released a video that parodies the iPhone voice app Siri, which understands and responds to the user, to condemn Syria's censorship regime.

The video shows a man asking Siri about recent events in Syria. When asked "How many civilians killed by the army in Homs yesterday?", Siri answers, "The information requested has been controlled, disapproved and deleted... permanently" before warning that the user's number is being forwarded to the security forces.

In the statement released with the film, RSF said that while the world manages to get some information about the protests in Syria, "the authorities have taken radical steps to prevent Syrians from reporting anything that strays from the official line."

Check out "Siri vs. Syrie" below.

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