Iran protests: Telegram under fire as Tehran clamps down

BBC MIDDLE EAST | on Wed, Jan 3, 1:29 PM

Image copyright EPA The authorities in Iran blocked access to the messaging app Telegram over the weekend, as anti-government protests spread across the country. The BBC's Leyla Khodabakhshi looks at the role the app has played.The demonstrations started last Thursday in Mashhad, historically a bastion of religious conservatism, and have now reached more than 55 cities and towns.Telegram - which has an estimated 40 million users in Iran, equivalent to almost half the population - is believed ...

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