Before Iranians can check out the latest offerings on Twitter or YouTube, they must scroll through an array of icons on their smartphones, searching for the best workaround to bypass official censors. Photo: AP Before Iranians can check out the latest offerings on Twitter or YouTube, they must scroll through an array of icons on their smartphones, searching for the best workaround to bypass official censors. Photo: AP
Before Iranians can check out the latest offerings on Twitter or YouTube, they must scroll through an array of icons on their smartphones, searching for the best workaround to bypass official censors. Photo: AP
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How Iranians evade online censorship to surf the internet despite objections of hardliners

  • President Hassan Rowhani vowed to expand internet freedom when he was elected in 2013 but has failed to fully deliver on those promises
  • YouTube also remains largely off-limits, as it’s hard to download and view videos while using the workarounds

Topic |   Iran
Before Iranians can check out the latest offerings on Twitter or YouTube, they must scroll through an array of icons on their smartphones, searching for the best workaround to bypass official censors. Photo: AP Before Iranians can check out the latest offerings on Twitter or YouTube, they must scroll through an array of icons on their smartphones, searching for the best workaround to bypass official censors. Photo: AP
Before Iranians can check out the latest offerings on Twitter or YouTube, they must scroll through an array of icons on their smartphones, searching for the best workaround to bypass official censors. Photo: AP
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