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What are Iranian Hardliners Saying on Social Media?

| Apr. 05, 2018

In the summer of 2009, when millions of protesters took to the streets of Iranian cities, the way they used social media to organize and disseminate information made headlines around the globe. That season's unrest, sparked by the fraudulent reelection of hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, became known as the Green Movement. It faded after a few months, and the Islamic Republic soon outlawed major social media platforms. Twitter and Facebook have remained banned in Iran ever since....

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Tabatabai, Ariane.“What are Iranian Hardliners Saying on Social Media?” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, April 5, 2018.

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