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Majority of Iranian MPs Call For Ban on Foreign Social Media Apps

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CHRI - A majority of Iranian lawmakers have signed a letter calling for a ban on foreign social media apps to support state-led efforts to drive Iranians toward using state-approved domestic alternatives.

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Iran Lifts Restrictions on Messaging App Telegram

TelegramRFL/RE - Iran has lifted restrictions on the messaging app Telegram, the state news agency IRNA reported on Saturday. The popular service had been blocked during recent public protests, the most serious nationwide unrest in the Islamic republic since 2009.

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Iran boosts restrictions on internet amid protests

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Al-Monitor - In his first comments since protests erupted in Iran a week ago, Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, Iran’s prosecutor general, discussed the role of social media in the unrest in the country and called for a national internet.

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Telegram to be unblocked if it accepts Iran's conditions: Lawmaker

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PayvandNews - Behrouz Nemati, spokesman for the parliament's presiding board, said on Sunday that during a meeting of the parliament it was decided that the Telegram messaging app will be unblocked under certain conditions. Nemati said Telegram's CEO must accept Iran's conditions. He added that the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology is tasked with following up on the issue, IRNA reported.

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Iran’s Severely Disrupted Internet During Protests: “Websites Hardly Open”

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CHRI - For the first time since the mass protests of 2009, the Islamic Republic of Iran has imposed tighter than usual restrictions on internet access to curb the distribution of images, videos and reports about the nationwide protests that began on December 28, 2017.

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