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Despite Iran’s efforts to block internet, technology has helped fuel outrage

By Vivian Yee

29 Sep 2022 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

The internet has given the Iranian people access to the world that the authoritarian regime would rather they never see. This article details the impact technology has had on movement's in Iran.

In the physical world, Iran’s authoritarian leaders answer to no one. They try, but often fail, to keep Iranians away from Western entertainment and news. Thanks to their rules, women are required to shroud their hair with headscarves, their bodies with loose clothing.

On the internet, Iranians are often able to slip those bonds.

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