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Instagram Accounts of Iran Guards Commanders Blocked

◢ The Instagram accounts of several Iranian Revolutionary Guards commanders have been blocked, the Tabnak news website reported Tuesday, with the photo-sharing website saying it was complying with US sanctions. The United States announced on April 8 that it has placed the IRGC, the ideological army of the Islamic republic, on their list of "foreign terrorist organizations.”

Iran IT Minister Says Blocking Instagram Would Create New Problems

◢ Iran's information technology minister said Tuesday that blocking the photo- and video-sharing application Instagram would only create new problems for the Islamic republic. "We believe the strategy of filtering Instagram is not an efficient one to neutralize its threats and might even intensify them," Mohammad-Javad Azari-Jahromi told ISNA news agency on the sidelines of a conference on electronic banking in Tehran.

Resisting New Technology is 'Outdated' Says Iran's Rouhani

◢ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday said resistance against new technologies is "outdated" as he once again criticized the judiciary's blocking of social media. "Resisting new technologies and modern developments is an outdated approach," Rouhani said in a speech broadcast by state television.

Iran Bans Foreign Social Media Networks in Schools

◢ Iran's ministry of education on Sunday banned the use of foreign social media networks in schools, the ILNA news agency reported, amid a push by Tehran to limit the influence of outside online platforms. Schools must "only use domestic social networks" for their communication,  the ministry said in a statement, according to the reformist-linked news agency.