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Iran Plays Matchmaker – But Can It Beat Tinder?

Iran has a dating problem. Tinder (whose LA-based founders are themselves Iranian-American) requires Facebook, which the authorities try to block in Iran, therefore not really an option. Although, VPN access does make it possible to swipe left or right far

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Posted in Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Other News

Iranian Manipulation of ‘Banned’ Social Networks – From the grave

Browsing through Twitter, Facebook or Instagram these days reveals a large Iranian presence, despite the restrictions and outright bans on these platforms in Iran itself. The supreme leader, the president and the foreign minister can tweet away, while the average

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Politics, Other News

Iran’s new “spider project” against Facebook users

 

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Execution for Posting on Facebook

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Iran’s Defense Against Anti-Hijab Activist: Faking Rape

It’s about time we followed up on Masih Alinejad, the daring Iranian journalist who bared her hair on Facebook and ignited a solidarity campaign under the slogan (and super trending hashtag) #StealthyFreedom. When we first told you about Alinejad, she

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Rouhani’s ‘Mixed Messages’ On Internet & Social Media

A British-Iranian housewife was sentenced to 20 years in jail this weekend for posting comments on Facebook  while on a visit to Shiraz. Roya Saberi Nejad Nobakht, who formerly resided in Stockport, England, was even tortured in prison prior to

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Iranian Nuclear Crisis

Iranian Women Take A Shot At Freedom

A campaign by a female Iranian journalist to encourage her fellow Iranian women to post photos of themselves without headscarves under the hashtag #StealthyFreedom went viral this week, less than two weeks after the first ground-breaking scarf-less photo was posted

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Posted in Hassan Rouhani, Human Rights, Iranian Internal Issues, Media Coverage
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