Mar 10, 2009

The Fox News video that vanished: War against Wirtland?

From time to time every sovereign country has to face hostilities. Wirtland is no exception. What kind of warfare can be used against an IT country? Information warfare, naturally. I wish I was wrong in my interpretation of the facts, but here is the story:

On January 20, in Baltimore (Maryland, USA) a program about Wirtland was broadcasted by Fox 45 Morning News. It was an interview with Larry Fiorino, who also wrote an article in Baltimore's newspaper "Wanna get away? Try a virtual trip to Wirtland". Both in the interview and the article the author gave an objective and positive view on the concept of the first country in cyberspace.

We did not know about the television program on Fox News until recently, when we found the video on YouTube during a routine media monitoring. Naturally, we wanted to share this television program with all citizens of Wirtland, so today the link to videofile has been posted to Witizens Network, and to our Facebook and LinkedIn groups. Good news, isn't it?

So far so good. Strange things happened immediately after that. The video became unavailable. Attempts to watch it from our site, or directly from YouTube, result in error message "This video has been removed by the user". Now, that's a pity! It was an excellent interview. What happened to it, and why was it removed immediately after being featured in our news? A little investigation reveals that the video was posted by user G1440Marketing 6 days ago, along with several other Larry Fiorino's programs on various IT issues, all of them from Fox 45 News. All those videos have vanished as well, and it seems that account was closed several minutes after we published information in Wirtland's media.

The reason of this is unknown, but the speed of this action is very impressive indeed... Especially, given the fact it was very early morning in the USA. It appeared as if someone wanted to effectively stop the first English-language television program on Wirtland from
spreading. Obama against Wirtland? But why?

Wirtland will contact Fox News and ask for the original video recording of the mysteriously vanished show.

1 comment:

The Times of Wirtland said...

"Mystery" Fox News video is now recovered, see: