‘Close Iran down on so­cial me­dia’

The Citizen (KZN) - - News -

– The US State Depart­ment called on Face­book, In­sta­gram and Twit­ter to sus­pend the ac­counts of Ira­nian gov­ern­ment lead­ers un­til Tehran re-es­tab­lishes in­ter­net cov­er­age through­out the riot-torn coun­try.

The gov­ern­ment im­posed a near-to­tal in­ter­net black­out more than a week ago amid vi­o­lent protests.

“It is a deeply hyp­o­crit­i­cal regime,” Brian Hook, spe­cial US rep­re­sen­ta­tive for Iran, said. “It shuts down the in­ter­net while its gov­ern­ment con­tin­ues to use all of th­ese so­cial me­dia ac­counts.

“So one of the things that we are call­ing on are so­cial me­dia com­pa­nies like Face­book and In­sta­gram and Twit­ter to shut down the ac­counts of Supreme Leader Khamenei, For­eign Min­is­ter Zarif and Pres­i­dent Rouhani un­til they re­store the in­ter­net to their peo­ple.” – AFP

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