Tuesday, July 5, 2022

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Iranian minister rejects rumors of ‘planned ban’ on Instagram, WhatsApp

Iran’s minister of information and communications technology dismisses rumors of a government decision to ban widely-used WhatsApp and Instagram social networking services.

Instagram blocks two Iranian cabinet members

Photo and video sharing social networking service Instagram has blocked the accounts of two Iranian cabinet members.

IRIB’s web TV targeted with new ‘large-scale’ cyberattack

Iran’s Telewebion web TV was targeted with a new cyberattack as millions of people tuned in to watch the 2022 World Cup qualifier between Iran and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Iran’s oldest journalist dies at 107

Iran’s oldest journalist has died at the age of 107. Hossein Amini was born in 1914 in the northern port city of Bandar Anzali.

Edward Snowden posts new Farsi tweet

Former US whistleblower Edward Snowden says in a new Farsi tweet he underestimated Persian Twitter.

“Decision to Cut off Instagram not up to Communications Ministry”

Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Issa Zarepour has said cutting access to Instagram is not within the authority of the ministry. Zarepour was responding to a question about the possibility of banning the photo and video sharing social networking service.

Iranian journalist dies from COVID-19

Elmira Manshadi, a journalist with the Iranian daily Shahrara, has died from the coronavirus.

Iran Warns Google over Removal of Iranian Apps

Iran’s National Cyberspace Center has condemned Google’s removal of some Iranian applications, saying the country will take action if the search engine fails to stop its anti-Iran moves.

Why Is Iran’s State TV Presenting Fake, Embellished Image of Taliban?

A veteran Iranian journalist has criticised the picture that the country’s state TV is portraying of the Taliban saying what is being mirrored of the group is not the fact because these "terrorists" will forget all their promises when they come to power.

Iran Parliament’s Internet Restriction Bill Sparks Harsh Reactions

The Iranian Parliament, dominated by conservative lawmakers, has decided to refer a controversial Internet restriction plan to an internal commission in preparation for the approval of the bill which would block Iranians from major social media websites.

All Iranian Citizens Connected to Internet: Minister

The Iranian minister of information and communications technology says almost all Iranians across the nation are linked to the Internet network.

Iran Arrests Chinese National for Releasing Private Pictures of Iranian Girls

A Chinese national has been apprehended for releasing private pictures of Iranian girls he met in the country without their consent.

Iranian Literary Circles Thriving on Clubhouse

Literary and book-reading sessions have become part of the rooms of the social platform Clubhouse these days while they had mostly been closed down in recent years due to different reasons.

Iran to Ask Google, Instagram, Whatsapp to Respect Its Regulations

The head of the Iranian National Cyberspace Centre says permission has been issued to hold dialogue with Google, Instagram and Whatsapp over their adherence to the Iranian regulations.

Iranian Kid Dies after Taking on ‘Momo Challenge’

An Iranian child has lost his life due to taking on the so-called “Momo challenge".

Iran’s National Information Network Not Based on Censorship: Official

An Iranian official has assured the domestic and foreign digital platforms that they are allowed to provide services in the Iranian National Information Network without restrictions as long as they abide by the Islamic Republic's regulations and do not pose a threat to the country.

Ruhollah Zam Sentenced to Death for ‘Corruption on Earth’

Iran’s Judiciary has sentenced Rouhollah Zam, the administrator of Amad News, a counterrevolutionary website, to death after he was convicted of corruption on earth.

Iran Launches Knowledge Sharing Network for Medical Staff Fighting Corona

Tehran University of Medical Sciences and an Iranian social network of healthcare professionals have launched a joint knowledge sharing network that enables the health workforce to share their experiences in managing, containing and curing the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19.

‘Smiling Challenge’ to Combat Coronavirus Going Viral in Iran

A challenge has become viral on social media networks which calls on Iranian people to smile to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

Iran Slams Instagram for Removing Posts on Gen. Soleimani

Iranian Government Spokesman Ali Rabiei has lashed out at the "undemocratic" move by Instagram to remove the posts shared about Iranian senior commander General Qassem Soleimani, who was recently assassinated in a US airstrike in Iraq.

Canadian Influencer Fascinated by Delicious Iranian Foods

The famous Canadian food blogger and influencer, Trevor James, says Iran means the smell of colourful and delicious food whose videos can be shared with people around the world. “I think the taste of Iran is like sweet saffron.”

Twitter User Finds Smart Way to Raise Funds for Cancer Kids

An Iranian Twitter user has applied a smart trick to raise funds for the Iranian Mahak Society to Support Children with Cancer.

Hezbollah Blasts Twitter’s ‘Politicized’ Closure of Its Accounts

The Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah has slammed the US-based social media website Twitter for its decision to suspend pages related to the group, saying it came under political pressure.

IRGC Arrests ‘Paris-Backed’ Head of Anti-Iran Propaganda Website

The IRGC has, in a complicated and professional operation, arrested Rouhollah Zam, the head of anti-Iran propaganda website and Telegram channel, Amad News, which played a key role in the 2017-18 protests in Iran.

Inspiring Iranian Journalist Succumbs to Cancer

Mahdi Shadmani, an Iranian sports journalist who turned into an inspiring social figure after developing cancer, has died at the age of 37 after three years of struggle.

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