Iranians saw their access to Instagram, one of the few Western
social media platforms still available in the country, disrupted on
Wednesday following days of mass protests over the death of a woman
who was detained by the morality police, Trend reports citing Deccan Herald .
NetBlocks, a London-based group that monitors internet access,
reported widespread disruptions. Witnesses inside Iran, who spoke
on condition of anonymity out of security concerns, said they were
unable to log on using mobile phones or home connections.
There was no immediate comment from Iranian authorities on the
disruption to Instagram, which would limit the ability of
protesters to organize and share information.
Iran already blocks Facebook, Telegram, Twitter and YouTube,
even though top Iranian officials use public accounts on such
platforms. Many Iranians get around the bans using virtual private
networks, known as VPNs, and proxies.
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