Faceblock: Iran developing censors for social media
Published January 7th, 2013 - 04:00 GMT
Iran is developing ”intelligent software” to restrict content on popular social networks and the web is abuzz with reactions; Bassem Yousef is on the edge; a look at Assad's speech; and are newspapers still powerful?
Iran developing ‘intelligent software’ to censor social networks instead of blocking them completely
The Web is buzzing today over reports that Iran is developing ”intelligent software” to restrict content on popular social networks — an alternative to the country’s current solution of blocking popular networks completely.
I’m not sure if they were being sarcastic or if it’s a desperate shot by a dying medium, but it’s very comforting to see that the Middle East is not the only place where traditional media is trying to keep a grip in the world of advertising.