Protests continued in Iran after the death of Mahsa Emini! Access to Instagram and WhatsApp blocked in the country

Protests continued in Iran after the death of Mahsa Emini

The death of Mahsa Emini on September 16, who was taken to the hospital in a coma after being detained by the Irshad patrols known as the “morality police” in Tehran, the capital of Iran, on September 16, caused outrage in the country. After Emini’s death, protests were organized in the country, and there were deaths and injuries. A new development took place in the country where hot developments took place. Accordingly, access to Instagram and WhatsApp, the last remaining social networks in Iran, was blocked. Here are the details…

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London-based NetBlocks said WhatsApp servers were down on multiple internet providers hours after their Instagram services were blocked.

The group’s data shows some areas in western Iran have had almost complete blackouts since Monday, while the capital Tehran and other parts of the country have faced blackouts since Friday, when protests first broke out.

“ONLY TEXT CAN BE SENT ON WHATSAPP, INSTAGRAM IS FULLY BLOCKED”

Two people living in Tehran and southern Iran said they could only send texts, not pictures, on WhatsApp, and Instagram appeared to be completely blocked.

Iran has frequently blocked internet access to make it difficult for protesters to post videos on social media to build support, as well as obtain credible reports on the extent of the unrest.

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Earlier on Wednesday, Iran’s communications minister said he was misquoted after news outlets said that authorities had said he could disrupt internet services for security reasons.

Social media sites like TikTok, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook are routinely blocked in parts of the Islamic Republic, which has some of the strictest internet controls in the world.

Source: Reuters
Photo: Anadolu Agency

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