Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has not been able to bolster Internet freedom in Iran as some had hoped, as the nation's politicians are divided over how citizens should be allowed to use the web.
Iran did not block Instagram. Instagram moved its distribution network to Facebook's, which was already blocked, causing the site to break.— Collin D Anderson (@CDA) May 22, 2014
The Iranian government's relationship with social media is a web of contradictions.The Iranian government's relationship with social media is a web of contradictions. Though Facebook and Twitter are officially blocked in the country, around four million Iranians use such workarounds to use regularly log onto Facebook; even President Hassan Rouhani is an active Twitter user. Rouhani also has an Instagram account, as does Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.