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Gary R. Bunt

Iran Internet

#DontExecute

Newsweek, Iran Throttles Internet After Anti-Execution Hashtag Goes Viral Discover More…

Iranian official criticizes Instagram for 'immorality'

Al-Monitor, Iranian official criticizes Instagram for 'immorality' Discover More…

Iran Dress Code

Ongoing social media concerns Discover More…

Iran IRGC Report

Kasra Aarabi, Analyst, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, Beyond Borders: the Expansionist Ideology of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Discover More…

Tataloo

Rapper released Discover More…

Iran Apps

Colin Lecher, The Verge, Iran’s favorite ride-sharing app was secretly available on the App Store
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KSA Bot Army

Marc Owen Jones, Middle East Eye, Saudi Arabia's bot army flourishes as Twitter fails to tame the beast Discover More…

Cyber Diplomacy Iran

Asia Times, Cyber diplomacy in Iran’s government
Op-ed by Sajad Abedi Discover More…

Iran Net Dips

Iran Internet dips Discover More…

Iran Protests

Video of Tehran street protests after downing of PS752, and acknowledgement of responsibility by Iran armed forces. Discover More…

Updated: Suleimani Assassination & Aftermath

Selected coverage on General Qassem Suleimani and the aftermath of his assassination, focusing on online issues. Discover More…

#Disinformation

Ruth Michaelson & Michael Safi, Guardian #Disinformation: the online threat to protest in the Middle East
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Iran net control

Melissa Etehad & Ramin Mostaghim, LA Times, When Iran blocked the internet, tech experts in the U.S. tried to hack a solution. Here’s why they couldn’t important story (an issue I discussed in 'Hashtag Islam') Discover More…

Iran Hack Threat

BBC News, Iran 'foils second cyber-attack in a week' Discover More…

Iran Net Shutdown Implications

Borzou Daragahi, Independent, Massive Iranian internet shutdown could be harbinger of something even darker to come, experts warn Discover More…

Iran Protest Footage

David Gilbert, Vice, Grisly Footage Reveals What Iran's Regime Did to Protesters When the Internet Was Shut Down Discover More…

Iran Cable Leak

Leaked Iran cables in focus here:
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Updated: Iran Net Shutdown

Background to the internet shutdown in Iran (ongoing)
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Iran's Anti-Dog Laws

Salam Bustanji, AlBawaba.com, 'It is a Sin to Walk Your Dog!' Iran's Anti-Dog Laws are Treating Pet Owners as Criminals
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Detained Bloggers

BBC News, Australian and British bloggers held in Iran named
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Iran Gaming Gender Inequity

Maziar Motamedi, Al Jazeera, Of course Iran has 'girl gamers', but they face unique barriers
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Iranian VPN Use

AP/Arab Weekly, Iranians manage to surf the web despite tide of censorship
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Crypto-Iran

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

US Sanctions Bite Iran

Mahsa Alimardani, Motherboard, Vice, Stuxnet, American Sanctions, and Cyberwar Are Legitimizing Iranian Internet Controls
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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

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…

Hair-raising hipsters of Baghdad

Guardian, The hair-raising hipsters of Baghdad – in pictures
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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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COVID-19: Updated

COVID-19 coverage/issues relating specifically to Muslims and the internet: this section of the blog is now effectively a timeline of key concerns associated with COVID-19. Expect some writing of this in due course, and also a webinar of work-in-progress (in September). Discover More…
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