Speaking of Iran

For Iranians, Freedom Begins and Ends With an Open Internet

January 15, 2018
Speaking of Iran
1 min read
For Iranians, Freedom Begins and Ends With an Open Internet

From Investor's Business Daily

 

Freeing Iran: In their battle against the oppressive mullahs, Iran's protesters have one powerful weapon: the internet. Unfortunately, the government knows this and is systematically closing down apps it believes pose a threat, and selectively disrupting internet service. The U.S. should do all it can to keep Iran's digital window open.

The internet has become a formidable weapon in the Iranian people's fight for freedom.  It gives those who oppose Iran's terror-supporting regime a way to communicate with others, share ideas and even organize opposition.

A report out just this Wednesday from the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) notes that the regime's increasing technological sophistication is helping it crack down on dissent.

 

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