Sunday, May 24, 2009

Iranian government blocks access to facebook...

...ahead of the June's presidential elections. Apparently, the move was aimed at stopping a key reformist candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi, to use facebook for his campaign. He has over 5,000 supporters on facebook so far.

Not to worry folks. Iranians are no strangers to government's policy of blocking websites and have found ways to access these sites anyway!

3 comments:

farsi said...

My cousins in Iran have been active on facebook over these last few days! How do they bypass the blocks?

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IRANian AMERICAn said...

They use what they call "filter-shekan", which I believe are proxy websites that bypass filters or blocks.