Tyrannybook – The Social Network To Keep An Eye On Tyrants
Amnesty International Portugal and Leo Burnett Iberia launched Tyrannybook, a social network dedicated to the surveillance of some figures -includes Ramzan Kadirov- around the world who violate human rights the most.
Tyrannybook was born as part Amnesty International’s plan for 2010 of getting more involved in social networks, both to gain the visibility inherent to these web platforms, and to facilitate the contact between the causes it promotes and the public. The network aims to generate a global consciousness about the countless atrocities that take place across the globe.
As the name implies, the website is a Facebook clone, and looks almost exactly the same, with the familiar blue giving way to an aggressive red.
In the system, the users can be updated about the faults committed by those tyrant figures against the Human Rights. It’s up to each user to decide which tyrants they are most interested to watch. The profiles of the tyrants are released by Amnesty, and can be updated both by the organization itself and by the users.
For now there are ten tyrants in the site: Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan, Kim Jong Il of North Korea, Than Shwe of Myanmar, Hu Jintau of China, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, Thomas Lubanga Dyilo of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Radovan Karadzic of Serbia, Aleksandr Lukashenka of Belarus and Ramzan Akhmadovich Kadirov of Chechnya.
Inside the Tyrannybook all their actions are reported through news articles, with a link to the source.
Between them, users can become allies (the equivalent of friends on Facebook), exchanging points of view and discussing current issues. Much like Facebook, it’s possible to create groups, events, and upload videos and pictures. The homepage shows a News Feed displaying all the activity on the site, from all the users.
Let’s join to Tyrannybook and explain to the world community what a bloody puppet regime established in Chechnya.
You can check out the promotional video of Tyrannybook: