Dubai – Masaader News
Iran still shuts internet for the third day after the government pulled the plug on the internet amid nationwide anti-government protests, according to CNN.
Experts say the shutdown is an attempt by the government to stop the flow of information and quash the demonstrations.
Iran’s minister of telecommunications Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi said that the government had ordered the cutoff on Saturday and promised that it would return “soon”.
This is not the first time that Tehran has shuttered online access to stop information from spreading. “After the 2009 presidential election, the Iranian government realized that the internet is key for communication between people not just inside the country.