Tehran, 22 Sept – As the official toll from the six nights of protests reached nine, Iran severely restricted internet access and barred access to Instagram and WhatsApp on Thursday.
According to a decision made by officials, Instagram and WhatsApp are no longer accessible in Iran as of last night (Wednesday) evening, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.
Following the recent blocking of other sites including Facebook, Twitter, Telegram, YouTube, and Tiktok, the two applications were the most extensively used in Iran.
Government censors severely restrict access to the internet in Iran, and only users of VPNs may view foreign websites’ uncensored material. Connections have substantially slowed since protests broke out when the government said Mahsa Amini died last week while being held by the morality police.