Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Social Media

Wedding Ceremony of Iranian Acid Victim Goes Viral

A young Iranian girl disfigured in an acid attack back in 2014 has gotten married, sparking widespread positive reactions in Iran’s social media.

FC Barcelona’s Head Coach Amazingly Resembles Iranian Singer

The close resemblance of Barcelona's head coach to a famous Iranian pop singer has went viral in Iran.

Twitter Blocked in Iran for National Security Concerns: Minister

Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology says Twitter is blocked in the Islamic Republic for certain national security concerns, not cultural or ethical issues. However, he believes, filtering is not a good strategy.

Websites Filtered Only by Judicial Decrees: Iranian Official

A top Iranian Judiciary official says websites and other online services could be blocked only through judicial decrees, not based on a certain official’s opinion.

‘Iran Adopting Realistic Approach toward Social Networks’

Iran’s culture minister says a confrontational approach will be ineffective in dealing with social networks and cyberspace in the country.

Telegram Not Asked to Reveal Iranian Users’ Info: CEO

The CEO of Telegram messaging app says the Iranian government has never asked the company to provide it with the private information of Iranian users.

Iran’s Judiciary Blocks Telegram’s Voice Calling Service

Telegram messenger, the most popular communications app in Iran, voice calling service has been blocked by judicial order.

Islamic Virtual Network Needed to Counter West’s Cyber Colonialism

An Iranian academic underlined the need for a virtual network for Muslims as a countermeasure against the cyber colonialism of the West.

What Iranians Do in 180,000 Telegram Channels

Iranian Intelligence Minister announced that there are 180,000 active Telegram channels in Iran, 90% of which are used for social relations.

Telegram Blocks over 2,000 ISIS Channels Each Month

The popular messaging application Telegram has declared that it blocks more than 2,000 Telegram channels affiliated with the ISIS terrorist group each month.

Use of Telegram Banned in Iran’s Government Offices

Abdul-Samad Khoramabadi, an Iranian judiciary official, said the state-run institutions that make use of Telegram in their administrative affairs will be indicted for breaking the law.

Ayatollah Khamenei Urges Iranian Clerics’ Active Presence in Cyberspace

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called on the Iranian clerics and religious promoters to keep abreast of the latest developments in the digital world and use the cyberspace to counter hostile plots against Islam.

Blocking Internet Abusers; a Fist against Swearwords

A campaign has been recently started in Iran to block and ignore the netizens who abuse the Internet and insult other people, especially celebrities.

ICT Minister: Leakage of Irancell Database Nothing New

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi referred to the recent leakage of personal information belonging to 20 million users of an Iranian cell phone operator, and noted that the database had been leaked out over 2 years ago.

ICT Minister Posts on Instagram, Defends New Social Media

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Updates his own Instagram Page, Defending the New Generation of Social Media

One Telegram Message Brings 50 People to Hospital

A family member of a patient who was in need of a blood donation in Babol Hospital attracted 50 people with a single Telegram message.

Iran busts Facebook band involved in criminal acts

The Internet group had a mission to spread corruption, change the Iranian lifestyle and target the families across the country.

I disagree with blocking social networks

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

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