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Iran Uses U.S. Censorware to Combat Political Opposition
posted by md on Wednesday July 02, @09:26AM
from the Weapons-of-mass-confusion dept.
News scryglass writes "Iran is buying advanced U.S. technology through [anonymous] third parties to block web sites run by opposition groups, according to Farhad Sepahram, a Telecommunications Ministry official. "We are employing modern U.S.-made devices to block immoral and abusive web sites."

Blocked sites include: VOA Farsi, radiofarda.com and Banisadr.

Sepahram said Iran imported the U.S.-made technology from third parties, but refused to elaborate. Sepahram said his ministry was following orders from the Supreme Cultural Revolution Council, an unelected body controlled by hard-liners.

From AP via Dow Jones, compiled by Iran va Jahan"

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