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Iran’s minister of information and communications technology dismisses rumors of a government decision to ban widely-used WhatsApp and Instagram social networking services.
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 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.
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.
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.
The Iranian minister of information and communications technology says almost all Iranians across the nation are linked to the Internet network.
A Chinese national has been apprehended for releasing private pictures of Iranian girls he met in the country without their consent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A challenge has become viral on social media networks which calls on Iranian people to smile to combat the coronavirus outbreak.
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.
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.”
An Iranian Twitter user has applied a smart trick to raise funds for the Iranian Mahak Society to Support Children with Cancer.
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.
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.