State Department Tweets in Farsi, Follows Fake Ahmadinejad

By Jason Chupick Comment

The State Department began a Farsi language Twitter feed this weekend, in what looks like an attempt to inspire Iranians to follow the cues of the Egyptian people after the successful removal of President Hosni Mubarak.

USA darFarsi has Tweeted three times so far, first to encourage Iranians to join the conversation, then to accuse their government of hypocrisy in their support of the uprising in Egypt.

The feed follows a few journalists, embassy people, and Alec Ross, the ubergeek interdisciplinary Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  In a nod to those steeped in social media culture, it also follows a fake feed for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad–which includes Tweets with words like “dickweed” and repeated mentions of Satan.