Iran: Regime officials looking to block access to Telegram from Iran

The Minister of Communication and Information Technology said on October 9, 2017, that they were pursuing a block on anti-regime (social media) channels, according to the state-run YJC website.
“The purpose of the counterrevolutionaries is to disenchant the people when it comes to the government which is in no way endorsed by us”, Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said in response to a question about whether Telegram should be shut down due to the activities of anti-revolutionary groups.
“We are insisting on the red lines,” said Azeri Jahromi…
“Of course, we are also vigilantly pursuing that (social media) channels that oppose the regime be blocked,” he added.

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