Iranian leader's fatwa against anti-filtering tools censored by its internet filter

TheVerge - Iran's attempts at censoring digital communications have come under global scrutiny in recent months, and now the country's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khomeini has issued a fatwa outlawing anti-filtering tools that help citizens access blocked material on the internet. However, in an ironic twist, less than 30 hours after being published the religious edict itself was blocked to those trying to access it inside the country. Because the filtering software uses fairly simplistic keyword tools to detect pages which should be banned, it's likely that the occurrence of the word "anti-filtering" was enough to place the site onto the blacklist.

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-Mezzo-3420d ago

If they really think they can control the Internet in their Country, they have another thing coming.