Key Points

Almost all the men who built and ran Fars News have been members of the IRGC. The agency’s CEOs have come and gone, but its mission has remained unchanged: defending the IRGC from the perceived enemies of the revolution. Fars News revolutionized the revolutionary guards’ propaganda and disinformation operation. It also radically altered the county’s media landscape by making the IRGC a major player and launching the career of thousands of hardline revolutionary journalists. The rise of Revolutionary Guards gave birth to Fars News, and Fars’ growth boosted the IRGC’s rise.

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