The Iranian government announced a ban on the messaging application WhatsApp, popular worldwide and recently purchased by Facebook for 19$ billion, saying that the decision was reached because of WhatsApp’s aquisition, “by the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who is an American Zionist,” Fox News reported Friday.
The announcement came from the head of Iran’s Committee on Internet Crimes, Abdolsamad Khoramabadi and raised concerns that additional social media projects could be shut down in the near future.
“The Revolutionary Guard sees these social sites as a major threat because there’s an appeal for young people and the government worries about the exchange of information,” an Iranian blogger told Fox News under the condition of anonymity.
“(Supreme Leader) Khamenei and his cronies, caught on to the power and potential of these sites after the (Green Revolution) uprisings,” said the blogger.
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