Facebook and Twitter Available in Iran, FinallyAdded: Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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Facebook and Twitter have finally become widely accessible to Iranian users for the first time within the last four years. The social networks were blocked in the country when there were widespread protests against former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Although the unfreezing of the services hasn’t been officially announced, the representatives of foreign press residing in Tehran have tweeted that they could finally access the service freely. In the meantime, the director for international freedom of expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has also received numerous reports from people using several different Iranian ISPs. The reports confirmed that the block appeared to have been lifted. Aside from Facebook and Twitter, other websites which had been blocked were also suddenly unblocked.
Iranian government banned Facebook and Twitter more than four years ago, when Ahmadinejad’s disputed re-election victory provoked massive protests and such social media as the US giants were used to organize demonstrations.
Fortunately, new president, the moderate cleric Hassan Rouhani, has announced he will adopt a much different approach to social media from that of its hardline predecessor.
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Thursday, September 26th, 2013
|am sure thats a good idea ..... not|
SaM, check out the above link...
|It has yet to be determined exactly how much freedom of action the new leader actually has, the Ayatollahs that control the real power can change things whenever they so desire|
|posted by (2013-09-27 04:26:53)|
|Iranian spring incoming.|
|posted by (2013-09-27 08:21:16)|
|To be followed immediately by Iranian Nuclear Winter.....|
|posted by (2013-09-27 21:52:50)|
|This is fantastic news for all 4 of the people in Iran with internet access!!!|
|it has happened many times in the past two years. government usually does these acts to gather intel about people.|
it will be blocked again in few days
|posted by (2013-09-30 16:47:09)|
|It's JUST a news!||
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