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December 27, 2014 1:00 pm

Iran to Expand Use of ‘Smart’ Internet Censorship

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Reuters – Iran is to expand what it calls “smart filtering” of the Internet, a policy of censoring undesirable content on websites without banning them completely, as it used to, the government said on Friday.

The Islamic Republic has some of the strictest controls on Internet access in the world, but its blocks on U.S.-based social media such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are routinely bypassed by tech-savvy Iranians using virtual private networks (VPNs).

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  • Moesha

    Sounds like something Jewish supremacist groups would do to the rest of the world so as to prevent the spread of so called ‘anti-Semitic hate-speech’ (other side of the story).

  • charlie johnson

    Smart filtering is a concept that keeps the people ignorant so that the official teller of tales will meet no challenge by his fantasy version of the world outside.If you have little truth on your side of the story the people will base their judgements on one evidence from the mouth of deceit.But it is much like a stream with a dam and when a big rain comes the dam is carried away . Nature is a force greater than the works of a fool.