Google, Facebook Launching Persian Language Service

June 19, 2009

(ChattahBox)—In light of the recent interest in Iranian politics and the citizens’ embrace of social media to allow the world to hear their opposition voices, in a country that tightly controls the media, Google and Facebook are rushing to provide versions in Farsi.

The giant search engine company, Google is hurrying its development of a translation tool, which would translate Farsi into English and English into the official Persian language of Iran.

Iranian citizens able to connect to the Internet, would be able to use the new tool to learn about the world outside of Iran and Westerners can monitor the latest election fraud protests and other events in the Islamic Republic.

Facebook is also launching a Farsi language version of its social networking site, as well as an English-Farsi translation service for its users. Both companies stressed their motivations for the new Farsi services are anything but political. The companies are developing the language tools to expand worldwide communication.

Facebook and Google’s technicians, admit the Farsi service are not yet, perfect, but they are in the process of receiving translation help from thousands of native Persian speakers.

This move by the two tech giants is just one more step towards breaking the Internet language and communication barriers between all nations.

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