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Iran , Tuesday 23 January 2018

News Iran » Social: Iranian hijab protester: Where is she?

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Publication date: uesday 23 January 2018

A woman who became the face of protests in Iran last December is the subject of a new social media campaign in the country. Images of the woman, whose name remains unknown, defiantly taking off and waving her white headscarf - a punishable offence - in ...

News Iran » Social: After Protests, Iran Leadership Pushes Hard For 'Homegrown' Apps

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Publication date: Friday 19 January 2018

Iran's authorities wasted little time squelching their citizens' favorite social media as protests multiplied in December -- including slapping "temporary" blocks on encrypted international apps like Telegram and Instagram, in addition to existing ...

News Iran » Social: To kill a social media revolution

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Publication date: onday 22 January 2018

Most EU nations had called for negotiations with protesters even as the Iranian government began brutal crackdowns. There was scarcely a whiff of the optimism that characterised the world’s first encounter with mass social media-driven protests.

News Iran » Social: Majority of Iranian MPs Call For Ban on Foreign Social Media Apps

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Publication date: Friday 19 January 2018

“In order to protect the political and cultural independence of the country and prevent assaults against the security and privacy of citizens ... we, the representatives of the people, strongly urge the heads of the three branches of state to support the ...

News Iran » Social: Report: Iran Using Social Media ‘Bots’ to Downplay Protests

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Publication date: onday 08 January 2018

Anti-regime Iranians intent on seeing the dismantling of Iran’s Islamic regime have gone to war against pro-regime loyalists over social media, reportedly using bots to saturate Twitter and Instagram with propaganda against those seeking true democracy ...

News Iran » Social: Iran accuses US of 'grotesque' meddling through social media

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Publication date: Wednesday 03 January 2018

(CNN)The United States is tapping social media to incite protesters "to change their government," thus tampering in Iranian affairs, the Islamic republic alleged in a Thursday letter to the United Nations. Tehran accused US President Donald Trump and Vice ...

News Iran » Social: Top Ayatollah Blames Social Media for Iran's Unrest

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Publication date: hursday 04 January 2018

(DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — A hard-line cleric leading Friday prayers in Iran’s capital called on the Islamic Republic to build its own social media, blaming popular international messaging apps for the unrest that accompanied days of protests over ...

News Iran » Social: Trump throws full US support behind protesters in Iran

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Publication date: onday 01 January 2018

As Iran’s supreme leader accused “enemies of Iran” of trying to destabilize his country, the State Department pressed Tehran to unblock social media sites used by the protesters. It even offered advice to tech-savvy Iranians on circumventing state ...

News Iran » Social: Iran's Rouhani admits that the protests where authorities killed 22 aren't just economic, but political, social

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Publication date: Sunday 07 January 2018

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said admitted on Monday that his country's wave of protests were not just economic, but also political. Rouhani is considered a moderate by Iranian standards, and defeate anti-Western hardliners last year. "People had ...

News Iran » Social: Trump administration calls on Iran to unblock Instagram, other social media sites amid protests

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Publication date: Friday 05 January 2018

The Trump administration stepped up its support for protesters in Iran on Tuesday, calling on the government to stop blocking Instagram and other social media sites while encouraging Iranians to use special software to circumvent controls. Following ...