Iran’s Theocracy has launched another project to further erode rights. It is progressively chipping off what is left of the country’s internet freedoms. This article by Bobby Ghosh is published by Bloomberg. Here is an excerpt:
Iranians like to boast that their forebears built a great wall 1,000 years before the Ming Dynasty. Known as the the Red Snake for the distinctive color of the mud bricks used, it had a more sophisticated design and sturdier construction than the later Chinese version. But they served the same purpose: to keep out foreign invaders.
The current rulers in Tehran can’t claim any substantive achievements ahead of their counterparts in Beijing, but they do share the same paranoia about foreign influence. So, Iran is hoping to replicate China’s so-called Great Firewall of digital and legislative barriers, as much to pen its own people in as to bar outsiders.
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