I disagree with blocking social networks

Iran Police chief: Ahmadi Moghadam
Iran Police chief: Ahmadi Moghadam

Iran’s police chief says he disapproves of blocking social networking websites.

Iran’s Police Chief Brigadier General Esmail Ahmadi Moghadam says the infrastructure Iran has set for social networking sites to operate in the country is not adequate.

Mehr News Agency quoted Brigadier General Ahmadi Moghadam as telling reporters in the northwestern city of Ardabil on Tuesday that providing and maintaining the security of such online services is imperative and that the whole world has underlined the necessity of such security.

He said the Supreme Cyberspace Council has made preparations for the operation of social networks, adding that security concerns should be addressed if we are to develop the cyberspace.

He further said that the police deal with the issue of internet content filtering as they take into account issues related to prevention of criminal acts.

“I do not agree with blocking such social websites, but we need to observe security rules,” said the general.

Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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