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Iran blocks internet, social media as Mahsa Amini protests grow

Added 09-25-22 12:04:02am EST - “Amid protests against the death of Mahsa Amini, Iranian officials have cut off the public's access to mobile internet and social media websites like Instagram and Facebook.” - Foxbusiness.com

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Amid protests against the death of Mahsa Amini, the Iranian government has cut off mobile internet, WhatsApp and Instagram.

On Wednesday, Iran curbed access to internet as well as Meta Platforms' Instagram and WhatsApp, two of the last remaining social networks in the country, amid protests over the death of a woman in police custody, residents and internet watchdog NetBlocks said.

Anti-government protests have spread rapidly across Iran following Amini's death. Amini was arrested by Iran's morality police for allegedly violating the strict dress code for women, which requires them to be wearing a hijab and clothing that covers their arms and legs in public. 

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