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Iran: Authorities ‘worried’ about social networks

Hamid Shahriari, a member of newly-formed Iranian National Council of Cyberspace says [fa]: “Social networks have presented so many threats to the country and we are worried about some parts of these networks”. In recent weeks Iranian authorities have asked some users to ‘stop or reduce’ their online activities. In last 3 years and after 2009 protests, Iran has accused social networks of ‘encouraging unrest’ in that country.

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