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Iran ICT Minister Says Instagram Ban Will Not Help

After a deputy attorney general said recently that Instagram should, and will be banned in Iran, the ICT Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi made known that that would not help.
Iran ICT Minister Says Instagram Ban Will Not Help  Iran ICT Minister Says Instagram Ban Will Not Help

After a deputy attorney general said recently that Instagram should, and will be banned in Iran, the ICT Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi made known that that would not help.
After comments made by Javad Javidnia, attorney general’s deputy for cyberspace, over the upcoming Instagram were reported in and outside Iran, Jahromi responded. 
“Let’s assume that what he [Javidnia] said has legal merit. Let’s also assume that Instagram can get blocked within the law. So what? What would be the result?”
His brief talk with journalists on the sidelines of a cabinet meeting on Thursday and taken on video have gone viral.
“Don’t polarize society between opponents and proponents of the online ban. Speak to the people. Tell them that ‘[by law] we could and did block Instagram.’ Tell them what results are expected. What would be the national impact? How people’s lives and the governance will be affected? Will the ban cut crime rates? How the ban will promote local services?”
He called on the relevant authorities to answer such questions in a transparent manner.

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