With Iran on razor's edge, Fark takes sides

Bambi Francisco Roizen · June 20, 2009 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/8f4

CEO Drew Curtis on the rationale behind the green band

It's not surprising to see bloggers take sides on the alleged vote-rigging in the Iranian elections. But media outlets typically try to remain objective. Not in the case of Fark, the not-news site. A couple days ago, the Fark founder and CEO Drew Curtis decided to put a green band around the letter "K" in Fark.

The green band shows support for Hussein Mousavi, who on June 13, 2009, was defeated by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran in a disputed presidential election. 

Why is Fark taking sides? Watch Drew Curtis explain. 


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Bambi Francisco Roizen

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Fark is a satirical news forwarding site.  The Fark community identifies
odd, funny and entertaining news stories from across the Web and Fark
presents them in a clever and engaging way.

In January the site had over 4 million unique visitors and 60 million page
views - and there's tremendous growth potential beyond these numbers.  The
Fark community also submitted 60,000 stories and posted almost 900,000
comments in January alone.

In addition, the site is in a pivotal strategic position as it directs
substantial traffic outbound to other sites (Fark generated approximately 50
million outbound clicks in January).


Drew Curtis

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Founder/CEO/Sole Owner Fark, Inc