Iran’s police establishes special unit for internet monitoring

2009/11/14

Published on the website of “Deutschlandradio” (radio broadcast channel, cultural section)
http://www.dradio.de/kulturnachrichten/200911140900/2

The officials of the newly established monitoring unit shall fight insults and misstatements on the internet, according to plans of the Iranian police official General Omidi. Also, Omidi announced that the unit will intervene in cases of “political issues”. In Iran, millions of websites have already been banned, above all information sites of the opposition. During the massive protests against the presidential election in summer, many news were disseminated to the international public via social networks.

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