May 22, 2018

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Iranian Officials Call For Unblocking Twitter Share (Radio Liberty, May 22, 2018)

Six Iranian ministers and two lawmakers, all members of the state committee in charge of blocking websites, have issued an open letter to the country's prosecutor calling for the unblocking of Twitter.

The letter was issued in response to "the growing public demands for unfiltering Twitter to allow the activity of the youth and media in [it]," the government website Dolat.ir reported. [...]

Despite the blocking, many Iranian officials, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, use Twitter to reach out to supporters and spread their messages.

Many Iranians also use Twitter to share news and information and express themselves.

Posted by at May 22, 2018 6:42 AM

  

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