Iran – Regime steps up censorship and online disruption to block protests

Reporters Without Borders Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) – The authorities have increased censorship in a bid to prevent yesterday’s anti-government protests, blocking independent or pro-opposition websites and other electronic media. Broadband speed has greatly slowed in major cities as in the run-up to previous anti-regime demonstrations or opposition events. Mobile phone and text-message traffic has been badly disrupted and the Persian calendar month “bahman” has been added to blocked keywords in an effort to reduce calls for today’s protests (14 February is 25 Bahman).

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Regime steps up censorship and online disruption to block protests

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