Iran Cuts Off Social Media and Some Internet Access as Protests Continue

As violent protests in Iran continue into their fourth day, the Iranian authorities have restricted access to social media tools being used to organize them, and in some regions have reportedly shut down internet access altogether.

CNN reports that Iran has restricted access to Instagram and Telegram, a secure messaging app. In a statement, Iran’s interior minister said that social networks are "causing violence and fear."

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov acknowledged the shutdown on Twitter,...

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