McCain lends key Iranian Twitterer a helping hand

A top Twitterer in iran got a boost from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who recommended everyone follow a feed for Iranian election news.

In a tweet, McCain urged his followers to track @TehranBureau, which has emerged as one of the most prominent independent voices to dispatch news from Iran in the wake of that country's contested presidential election.

McCain tweeted Monday:
everyone needs to follow TehranBureau - its compelling call for everyone to be involved.


TehranBureau, which is also a website, bills itself as "an independent online magazine about Iran and the Iranian diaspora" on its Twitter biography.

Twitter is considered to have encountered a watershed moment for its role in the tumultuous aftermath of the Iranian presidential election, after the government has cracked down on official media reports of the violent protests of incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

TehranBureau has more than 17,000 Twitter followers.

Cross-posted to the Twitter Room.