Iranian regime to block Instagram

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A body tasked with policing the Internet in Iran laid down a two-month deadline Tuesday for Iran’s government to regularise the use of Instagram or access to the site would be blocked.

The Iranian regime’s authorities regularly block Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites while many officials of the regime use them.

Mohammad Ali Asfani, a member of the committee for filtering the web, said the two months would allow authorities to contact Instagram over secure access to its contents.

“If this is done, we will not filter Instagram,” he said, quoted by state-run ISNA news agency.

Meanwhile on Monday, Deputy Information and Communication Technology Minister Nasrullah Jahangardi said on Monday: “The identity of everyone accessing a network must be known and anonymous users will be blocked.

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