About a week ago we published a post wondering if Iran was undergoing a thaw under its new leadership and if social media may be a huge indicator. Well, it would seem that the answer may be yes as rumors of Iran relaxing it’s social media policies seem to be very accurate.
There are a large number of reports filtering out of Iran that indicate that the general public is starting to find sites like Facebook and Twitter to be no longer blocked. The elated status of an Iranian Facebook user read “God has Freed Facebook!” It would appear that those using certain Iranian servers are discovering that internet filters that had Facebook and Twitter have been turned off. Others in the country, howeverm have yet to enjoy this unrestricted access. The question is though, is this just a temporary shutdown while authorities reconfigure the filters? This has happened in the past, however, when it did happen the country was still being run by the contentious former PM Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Since 2009 Facebook and Twitter have been largely blocked in Iran and been made only accessible by illegal servers. Well it may seem as if the government has relaxed a little and decided to allow the public access to social media.