January 8, 2018 | Quoted by Hollie McKay - Fox News
How Iranian protesters are skirting the government’s tech clampdown to continue their fight
While the already repressive Iranian government works to further shut down social media that helps fuel communications among thousands of protestors, the predominantly young, college-aged crowds in the street are scrambling to stay ahead with a variety of counter-censorship maneuvers.
Some hope more app and software companies will stand up to Iran’s demands to censor access. “Software developers and social media executives should not abdicate their responsibilities to their uses and clients simply to retain a market in Iran,” asserted Behnam Ben Talebu, Senior Iran Analyst for the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD). “In short, these companies should not be acceding to Iran’s demands.”
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