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Source: The Guardian
Tehrān : Iran | almost 2 years ago
Iran set to to block access to Google and Gmail in reaction to YouTube's refusal to take down the anti-Islam film. Photograph: Alamy Iran was set to block access to Google and Gmail in...
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Iran Denies Plan to Block Internet Access

BY JING LIU ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY You're watching global multimedia video news analysis from Newsy. Rumors suggest Iran could be considering cutting access to the Internet and replacing it with a state-run intranet. The buzz started after a report in the International Business Times, saying... "In a statement released Thursday ... the Iranian minister for Information and Communications Technology, announced the setting up of a national Intranet..." The Times said it was all part of Iran's plan for a "clean Internet" — and also reported services like Google and Hotmail would be blocked. But now, Iran's Ministry of Communication and Information Technology is officially denying the rumor.The Inquirer reporting... "'The report is in no way confirmed by the ministry' adding the reports of Iran planning a complete internet blackout was 'completely baseless', adding that the claims were from 'the propaganda wing of the West'." Whether the government's denial is true is one point of discussion. But an editor for Geekosystem thinks shutting down the Internet would be neither an easy nor a good choice for Iran. "Iran still does have elections ... and must maintain some level of public acceptance. While the sitting government is extremely restrictive, cutting off complete access to the outside world could be a step too far." But a writer for Betabeat wonders how believable the rumor was in the first place. "Frankly, this leaves us with even more questions. Who's responsible for the <b>...</b>
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