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False alarm: Iranians’ sudden access to Facebook and Twitter a tech glitch

17.09.2013 12:02

Facebook and Twitter users in Iran unexpectedly got unhindered access to US-based social networks sparking hopes that the blocks had been removed – only to find several hours later that it was no more than a computer glitch.

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Muhammad Abbass 19.09.2013 02:44

JM7 17.09.2013 19:10

Pathetic regime. Saudi, Qatar, Iran, Kuwait..axis of evil

  


You're an idiot. You listed three allies/satraps of the USA and their sworn enemy Iran in the same group. Idiots like you make all the evil that wicked men do possible.

 

Muhammad Abbass 19.09.2013 02:41

Eurovoice5 18.09.2013 08:23



Nic e comment, apart from that a government like that of Iran will never allow a mass gathering in the internet. If they do they are doomed straightaway

  


Garbage. You have no idea what you're taslking about. Iran's problem with the internet, especially Facebook and Twitter is the control by Zionists and security monstering of the fascist surveillance apparatus of their self appointed enemies.

 

Leon Majal 18.09.2013 10:47

They just live fine without facebook. We should try it either.

 

Eurovoice5 18.09.2013 08:23

Alex Semiletow 17.09.2013 16:45

If we start measuring the degree of freedom of a nation based on its access to Facebook and Twitter, we should also rate their degree of literacy comparing it the one of our high school graduates... for those who still cannot quite comprehend this - I am being sarcastic.

  


Nice comment, apart from that a government like that of Iran will never allow a mass gathering in the internet. If they do they are doomed straightaway

 

Matt Powell Swadener 18.09.2013 06:20

how are they users of fb to begin with?? or how long has fb been blocked from iran??> wtfh? really?

 

Alex 18.09.2013 02:03

Hay Amber,what is the nature of the business?

 

Maryam Bassiri 17.09.2013 21:45

Maybe these filters are not that bad afterall ! Since NSA won't be able spy on them like they spy on the Americans and then they send everything they collecton Americans to their Israelis counterparts !

 

rt-themonk 17.09.2013 20:51

It is obvious that by having a free Twitter especially can lead to quick communications among individuals. However, if leaders don't have something to hide...they should not fear Twitter. When will Theo-crates or Dictators figure out that no matter what they do...they will never be able to control their population completely. Note Cuba when it tries to stop boat people coming to the USA. Note N. Korea which even with what they think is total control, things still get in and out. People still try and flee to freedom. Note the Berlin wall.
Democracy and freedom, while not perfect, is still better than everything else.

 

Freesaxon 17.09.2013 19:12

You see ......they have a different calendar to us....


... it was April 1st

 

JM7 17.09.2013 19:10

Pathetic regime. Saudi, Qatar, Iran, Kuwait..axis of evil

 

penelope powell 17.09.2013 18:53

What a shame there isn't unltd internet freedom in Iran! However. . . not to be contrary. . . US has successfully used social networking sites to bring about regime change in other countries. It's done thru CIA, NED (Nat'l Endowment for Democracy, a part of CIA), and NGOs that recruit & train activists who use sites to organize following massive propaganda events. It would be wonderful if people were so well-informed that these tactics don't work. Perhaps Iranians ARE but govt doesn't trust the citizenry.

 

Vikky Agnihotri 17.09.2013 18:22

While at the same time, the Mullahs are crying over youtube ban..hypocritical communist/monarchica l/theocratic regime..They talk about freedom in Kashmir while their own people are stragulated.

 

Alex Semiletow 17.09.2013 16:45

If we start measuring the degree of freedom of a nation based on its access to Facebook and Twitter, we should also rate their degree of literacy comparing it the one of our high school graduates... for those who still cannot quite comprehend this - I am being sarcastic.

 

Aaron Holmgren 17.09.2013 16:05

What is the point of these filters? It is not like they stop anyone who is truly intent on getting through.

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