President Trump confirmed on Twitter Sunday afternoon that the Iranian regime has “closed down the internet,” making communication more difficult for anti-government protesters.
Iran, the Number One State of Sponsored Terror with numerous violations of Human Rights occurring on an hourly basis, has now closed down the Internet so that peaceful demonstrators cannot communicate. Not good!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2017
This comes after numerous reports that internet and social media access had been shut down in Iran.
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) December 30, 2017
Iran has restricted access to several social media apps and warned that anti-government protesters who cause public disorder will "pay the price" after three days of demonstrations across the country https://t.co/E7tbtAtcVr pic.twitter.com/9ZQKVDEGf0
— CNN International (@cnni) December 31, 2017
#BREAKING Social media access restricted on mobiles in Iran: media
— AFP news agency (@AFP) December 31, 2017
Not only is social media a vital way for protesters to communicate within Iran, it is also a way for the entire watching world to see the brutality with which its government is treating protesters.
Millions of everyday Iranians had been keeping up with protests via Instagram pictures and messages shared on Telegram https://t.co/VTwCKsJ2zn
— New York Post (@nypost) December 31, 2017
The tenuous situation continues in Iran as state officials claim protesters will “pay the price” for their uprising.