Bending the Internet: Iran Brings the National Information Network Online
Jun 19, 2018 | 09:00 GMT
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- Wary of the internet's power as a tool for political dissent and even revolution, Iran's conservatives have pushed for more stringent oversight online.
- Part of the strategy involves banning foreign apps and services, such as Telegram, and offering users closely monitored domestic alternatives.
- Iran's intranet, the National Information Network, will help authorities in this endeavor by giving them greater control over internet users, internet service providers and online content.