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Social media access restricted on Iran mobiles: agencies

Tanzim Taqrim

On Sunday, after three days of protests in many cities Access to the popular photo sharing and messaging apps Instagram and Telegram was restricted on mobile phones. According to the semi-official ISNA news agency and other media, on Sunday access to Telegram, which the government has accused of being used to foment violence during the protests, was cut. Telecoms Minister Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi had accused channels on Telegram of being “counter-revolutionary” and encouraging the “use of Molotov cocktails, armed uprising and social unrest”. He said, “If the counter-revolutionaries want to use this atmosphere to create riots, naturally the Supreme National Security Council will take action.” Telegram CEO Pavel Durov confirmed the blocking.

Source: The Gurdian, UK

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