Didn’t Obama make a deal with these guys and call them “moderate”?
From Middle East Eye:
Iran has blocked access to mobile social media channels Instagram and Telegram, Iranian state media reported on Sunday, as authorities warned of a firm response if protests continue.
Saturday night also saw continued protests in several cities across Iran over economic issues and alleged corruption, in the largest wave of unrest in the county since a disputed 2009 election led to months of demonstrations.
Access to Telegram, which the government has accused of being used to foment violence during the protests, was cut early on Sunday afternoon, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency and other media.
Telegram initially blocked the channel at Jahromi’s request, but Telegram CEO Pavel Durov said access to the app was cut after the company refused to shut down other channels.
“Iranian authorities are blocking access to Telegram for the majority of Iranians after our public refusal to shut down [Sedaie Mardom] and other peacefully protesting channels,” he said on Twitter.
Iranian authorities are blocking access to Telegram for the majority of Iranians after our public refusal to shut down https://t.co/9E4kXZYcP9 and other peacefully protesting channels.
— Pavel Durov (@durov) December 31, 2017