December 31, 2017 / 1:15 PM / in 6 months

Iran temporarily restricts access to social media

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran will temporarily restrict access to some social media and messaging apps to control protests, Iranian state television quoted an informed source as saying on Sunday.

People protest near the university of Tehran, Iran December 30, 2017 in this picture obtained from social media. REUTERS

“It has been decided in the highest security level to restrict access to Telegram (messaging app) and Instagram,” the source said.

Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin; Editing by Alison Williams

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