Iran curbs internet access as protest death toll rises

Iran, 22/9: Iran blocked access to Instagram and WhatsApp and imposed drastic restrictions on internet access Thursday as deaths mounted after six nights of protests over the death of a young woman in morality police custody.

In accordance with a decision by officials, it has no longer been possible to access Instagram in Iran since yesterday (Wednesday) evening and access to WhatsApp is also disrupted,” the semi-official Fars news agency reported.


The two apps were the most widely used in Iran after the blocking of other platforms in recent years, including Facebook, Twitter, Telegram, YouTube and TikTok.

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