November 19, 2019
The State Department on Monday urged social media companies to suspend the social media accounts of Iran’s leaders after they cut access to the Internet amid widespread protests in the country.
“We do think that there is a very strong case to be made for suspending the accounts until they turn the Internet back on,” a State Department official told Breitbart News.
Iranians found their connectivity to the Internet blocked on Saturday as protests over rising gas prices continued, described by observers as the most wide-scale Internet shutdown in the country to date.
Iran’s Supreme Leader, Seyed Ali Khamenei, continues using Twitter – as well as President Hassan Rouhani and Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif – despite officials cutting Internet for most of the public.
This article was posted: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6:55 am