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Iranian Ministers Create Profiles on Banned Facebook

Iranians might soon be able to surf Facebook. Following the recent inauguration of President Hasan Rouhani, the nation’s cabinet created Facebook pages even though the site is blocked in the Islamic Republic. "Definitely filtering on Facebook will be lifted, and we will witness the elimination of filters (on the rest of) Internet," Saeed Leilaz, a Tehran-based political analyst, told AP.

(Photo: Courtesy Facebook via Dr. Hassan Rohani)

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