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Ayatullah Khamenei's Twitter Account

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I thought Twitter was banned in Iran?

Yes, it is banned in Iran. Its basically just a scam nothing else like the letter Khamenei wrote to the youth of the west, its just there to improve Khamenei's and the regime's image in the west and nothing else.

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First if something is banned in Iran ,it doesn't mean it has been done by Leader .In other word Leader does not dictate all the policies within the country .

 

However the main reason for some restrictions is due to Morality concerns .

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People themselves run the different twitter or fb accounts...it's not the Sayyed himself.Those people live everywhere or use proxy servers to get fb or twitter.

 

So is it an official account?

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Tbh, it's dangerous if this is not official or atleast regulated by trustworthy individuals. One mistranslated or misplaced quote can lead to devastation. Media propaganda stations like CNN, CBS, Fox will pounce on things.

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Tbh, it's dangerous if this is not official or atleast regulated by trustworthy individuals. One mistranslated or misplaced quote can lead to devastation. Media propaganda stations like CNN, CBS, Fox will pounce on things.

 

Exactly.

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The twitter account is taken as authoritative of Khamenei's actual words but the western media & politicians.

 

If it's illegal to use twitter & Facebook in Iran it should be illegal for all citizens. Otherwise some are above the law. I've noticed that many islamic countries ban social media sites such as YouTube, Facebook or Twitter. Even the supposedly democratic Turkey.

 

Isn't it better for the country to filter inappropriate contents, as is done in other nations. videos that are illegal in one country can probably be filtered out with software

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(Salam)

 

Many of the Ayatollah's have Twitter accounts...

 

Just like with any social media account, it's up to the reader to verify the contents therein (i.e., Ahadith's, quotes, etc...)

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When my husband won't allow me to see a Hollywood movie (due to inappropriate scenes), his family members are watching the same movies with scenes edited out. So Iran has people watching the inappropriate movies to edit them and dub them into Farsi language. There are surely some people who are paid to monitor Twitter, Facebook, etc. Their English might not be perfect. Edit: Not that I want to watch an R rated movie. :angel: I'm just saying that some people in Iran are watching R rated movies to edit and dub them. Therefore, some people are in charge of Twitter or Facebook accounts so that people in other countries can know what ayatullahs or government officials are saying and doing in Iran. 

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 I'm just saying that some people in Iran are watching R rated movies to edit and dub them. Therefore, some people are in charge of Twitter or Facebook accounts so that people in other countries can know what ayatullahs or government officials are saying and doing in Iran. 

 

Interesting that the same logic wasn't used by supporters of the Basij when Iran's FM and President attempted to do the same thing via twitter.

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If it's illegal to use twitter & Facebook in Iran it should be illegal for all citizens. Otherwise some are above the law.

I disagree .This law is meant to be a barrier to restrict the access for some user who potentially are not using these networks in an appropriate way .So there is no reason to ban these networks for users who are using them otherwise .In other word ,Why should government restrict the access for users who are spreading say Islam ideology?

 

In my opinion ,everyone who has time and ability to use this opportunity to spread God religion should do it ,whether through proxy servers or anything else .

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I disagree .This law is meant to be a barrier to restrict the access for some user who potentially are not using these networks in an appropriate way .So there is no reason to ban these networks for users who are using them otherwise .In other word ,Why should government restrict the access for users who are spreading say Islam ideology?

 

In my opinion ,everyone who has time and ability to use this opportunity to spread God religion should do it ,whether through proxy servers or anything else .

 

But then again, you're also going to restrict people that want to spread Islam anyway. I mean, the average Shaykh wouldn't have Twitter or Facebook would he?

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I disagree .This law is meant to be a barrier to restrict the access for some user who potentially are not using these networks in an appropriate way .

May I ask in what ways?

 

The authorities obviously want to limit free-speech and dissent and overall to overall to prevent dissidence among Iranians as much as possible and one of the main obstacles to this issue is social media where things a lot of the times go viral within minutes of posting and spread to a large audience instantly. They realise Social Media is a threat and challenge to their authority and are paranoid about it since 2009 when the election protests were ongoing and humongous due in success to the wide spread distribution of social media.

 

As I have mentioned earlier in this thread these twitter and Facebook is just there to improve Khamenei's and the regime's image in the west and nothing else and to spread the usual IR propaganda. You guys refuse to admit this.

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But then again, you're also going to restrict people that want to spread Islam anyway. I mean, the average Shaykh wouldn't have Twitter or Facebook would he?

That's true ,They - the govt - should bring about a more sophisticated filtering system ,What they are working on .However It's not as hard as one may think to bypass the restriction through proxy server and access those network .

 

By the way there are many other networks which are not banned and religious individuals are using them .

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That's true ,They - the govt - should bring about a more sophisticated filtering system ,What they are working on .However It's not as hard as one may think to bypass the restriction through proxy server and access those network .

 

By the way there are many other networks which are not banned and religious individuals are using them .

 

I disagree .This law is meant to be a barrier to restrict the access for some user who potentially are not using these networks in an appropriate way .So there is no reason to ban these networks for users who are using them otherwise .

Kamyar jan, may I ask again in what ways people might plan to use social media in which authorities are so keen to prevent their access to sites like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter??

 

How and what do the authorities want to filter and prevent Iranians from seeing on social media??

 

I am not living in Iran currently so I am not as aware of these issues as much you are and hopefully you can answer my questions before ignoring them.

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May I ask in what ways?

 

In ways which lead in this :

 

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the cause of 68% divorces in the country.

 

Also ,Maybe it would be better for other countries to think about some of the disadvantage of these  networks :

http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235029518-why-marriage-doesnt-work-anymore/

 

 

Just to note : The political reasons is the secondary ones .You can debate over everything you wish in the universities. So you can't blame Iran for undermining freedom of speech .

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Kamyar jan, may I ask again in what ways people might plan to use social media in which authorities are so keen to prevent their access to sites like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter??

 

 

Instagram isn't banned in Iran ,Perhaps since its founders  have promised to confront porno activities.

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In ways which lead in this :

 

Also ,Maybe it would be better for other countries to think about some of the disadvantage of these  networks :

http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235029518-why-marriage-doesnt-work-anymore/

 

Just to note : The political reasons is the secondary ones .You can debate over everything you wish in the universities. So you can't blame Iran for undermining freedom of speech .

Okay yes their are a few disadvantages of social media and it in makes people less social in real life and this and that... But ironically Shia Chat itself is a form of social media itself?

 

People should have full access to all these social media sites, they should reserve the freedom to do so and what they do in their life at home and on social media should have nothing to do with the authorities? But the question is that why should authorities worry so much about it and feel paranoid by its usage?? From what I know is that these sites have been restricted in Iran since the 2009 protests. I believe there is some primary political agenda to this whole issue of Social Media. What other reasons could there be? Political reasons is probably the most reasonable issue to block access.

Instagram isn't banned in Iran ,Perhaps since its founders  have promised to confront porno activities.

Pornographic content is also banned on Facebook as well as on Twitter??

 

Probably the reason why Instagram is not banned is because you just share images but on Twitter and Facebook you usually can be more vocal in speech and get a higher audience instantly.

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