The State Department is increasingly serious about spreading democracy throughout the world, and has announced a program for the mideast that uses social media for grassroots democracy.
The deal is to fund the development of social network systems, this gives people a voice, from the bottom up, about how their countries should be governed.
More fundamentally, it's an expression ultimately of mutual trust that reminds people of the restoration of American ideals by the American government. We're serious about the practice of democracy, again.
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