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Iran Social Media

'Rich Kids Of Tehran' Faces Backlash

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 10.10.2014 | World

An Instagram account called Rich Kids of Tehran is prompting headlines for more than just its subject matter. The account, which is modeled on the...

Iran Steps Up War on Social Media

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 07.28.2014 | World
Micah D. Halpern

The cyber war in Iran is taking on the look of a civil war, it is splitting the country into different camps. It seems that even though President Rouhani might be on the side of freedom, it is the enemies of free speech in Iran who have the power and the money to oppress.

Iran's Cabinet Signs Up For Facebook

AP | NASSER KARIMI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 11.09.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's curious world of online politics looked a bit more crowded Monday with members of President Hasan Rouhani's Cabinet encour...

Report: Iran Building Software To Control Social Networking Sites

AP | Posted 03.07.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's police chief says the Islamic Republic is developing new software to control social networking sites. Gen. Esmail Ahmadi ...

InstaIran: How Instagram Managed to Seep Through the Cracks in Iran

Holly Dagres | Posted 10.23.2012 | World
Holly Dagres

The number of Instagram users are unknown, but just like many trends in Iran, it won't be long before the rest of the country catches on to capture their lives with a simple click of a button on their cell phone or whether it'll be used as a political tool to voice opposition.

Iran Does A 180 On Facebook?

AP | Posted 07.24.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- A semi-official Iranian news agency says police hope to work with Facebook to fight cyber-crimes and pornography – a turnabout i...

Facebook, Twitter and the Search for Peace in the Middle East

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arianna Huffington

At a tech conference I attended recently in Abu Dhabi, I gave a talk about how to use social media to promote peace in the Middle East. I was struck by how willing many of the Arab leaders were to fully embrace these new social tools.

Iran: When the Patient is Dying Call Twitter

Sally Duros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sally Duros

Social media and Twitter are to democracy like emergency rooms are to life and death. When Iran puts a drill bit through its "democracy" by pulling a fast one, activists at the grass roots level have the buzzer to call an alarm before the patient bleeds to death.