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Iran Internet

Crypto-Iran

Al Jazeera, Iran's government recognises cryptocurrency mining with caveat Discover More…

Iranian VPN Use

AP/Arab Weekly, Iranians manage to surf the web despite tide of censorship
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Iran 'Info control'

Yassine Halila, Arab Weekly, Iran ramps up information control tactics, misinformation


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Iran Site Integrity

Guardian, Twitter removes thousands of accounts linked to Iran government Discover More…

Iran 'Digression' SMS service

Boruzu Daragahi, Independent, Iran regime invites people to turn in neighbours for 'moral crimes' via text message
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Iran Attorney Sentenced

Radio Farda, Attorney, Rights Defender Sentenced To 30 Years, Flogging In Iran Discover More…

VPN Guidance

TechGenYZ, 10 Countries where a VPN is a must have
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Iran 'Intranet'

VOA, US 'Concerned' Iran’s Intranet Project Will Repress Internet Freedom
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Iran Intranet

This is a significant story (and relates to some of the themes in 'Hashtag Islam'): Radio Farda, Iran Says Its Intranet Almost Ready To Shield Country From 'Harmful' Internet Discover More…

Iran National Center of Virtual Space

Radio Farda, Iran Mulling 'Drills' To Deal With Any 'Threat' To Internet From U.S. Discover More…

Iranian hip-hop

Daniel Khalili-Tari, Middle East Eye, Iranian hip-hop: How rappers found a global voice
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IRGC Banned on instagram

RFE, Instant Ban For Iran's IRGC On Instagram: Social-Media Giant Blocks Commanders' Sites Discover More…

Sadaf Khadem - Iranian boxer

Going viral this weekend - it's a great story


Le Parisien, Sadaf Khadem, première boxeuse iranienne de l’histoire, gagne son combat
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Iranian Viral Proposal

legit.ng, Iranian couple arrested after public marriage proposal goes viral Discover More…

Bitcoin Iran

Coindesk, Bitcoin’s Lightning Torch Enters Iran as Payment Experiment Blazes On Discover More…

Iran Net Influencers

NHK, Changes in Iran 40 years after the revolution
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Khameinei Tweet Deleted

Buzzfeed, Twitter Just Removed A Tweet From An Account Linked To Iran’s Supreme Leader, Raising Enforcement Questions Discover More…

Kataib Hezbollah

9 News, Exclusive: American web giant does business with terrorists who killed hundreds of US soldiers in Iraq Discover More…

Iran's 'Revolution Babies'

AP/Daily Mail, Iran's 'revolution babies' weigh their progress since 1979, 7 Feb 2019
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Qom and the Net

AFP/France24, City of Qom: Iranian blend of revolution and modernity
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Basij in Cyberspace

Michael Rubin, AEI, Iran’s Basij in cyberspace
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Iran 'hacking threat'

Axios, Report: A new Iranian threat focuses on personal information
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Social Media Activist Jailed

RFE/RL, Iranian Activist Jailed, Allegedly Beaten, After Complaining Of Forced Confession
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The Internet is Exposing the Lives of Iran's 'Aghazadeh' or 'Noble' Youth

al Bawaba, The Internet is Exposing the Lives of Iran's 'Aghazadeh' or 'Noble' Youth Discover More…

Iran bans Instagram

Telegraph, Iran bans Instagram - where the president has 2 million followers 
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Protesting Hijab in Iran

BBC News, The Iranian trailblazer who removed her headscarf, 7 Dec 2018


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Iran Messaging Apps Policies

Radio Farda, Iran To Tighten Grip On Cyberspace, Messaging Apps, 6 Dec 2018 Discover More…

Iran 'disinformation' report

Reuters, Special Report: How Iran spreads disinformation around the world, 30 Nov 2018
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Ahmedinejad quotes Tupac

Twitter in a stir after Ahmedinejad quotes Tupac. Discover More…

#TrollTracker

medium.com, #TrollTracker: Twitter Troll Farm Archives. Part ThreeAssessing an covert Iranian social media influence campaign
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