Iran pledges to strengthen national intranet following protests

11 Dec 2019

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has said the country’s National Information Network (NIN) will be expanded to reduce the need for connections to the conventional World Wide Web. Radio Farda quoted Rouhani as saying that ‘people will not need foreign [networks] to meet their needs’. The state-run national intranet service provides censored content in an effort to dissuade Iranian’s from accessing foreign websites. The government came under fire both domestically and internationally for cutting off internet access during a recent series of violent protests.

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