Social Ills and Social Media

Social Ills and Social MediaSocial Ills and Social Media

Violence is the most rampant social ill afflicting the Iranian society, said Brigadier General Saeed Montazerolmahdi, deputy chief for social affairs at the Law Enforcement Forces. “Next on the list are substance abuse followed by divorce. The LEF is giving priority to raise awareness on these issues,” he said, according to Large and pervasive presence of youth in cyberspace and social networks exacerbate social ills and there is no proper mechanism “to address the fallout of such environments,” some of which are harmful. Iran’s cyber police incessantly monitors activities on common social media and also offers information to those who are interested.