Iran orders social media sites to store data inside country

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  • Monday, 30 May 2016

Social media dilemma: There are concerns about their possible negative impact of social media on the young.

DUBAI: Iran has given foreign messaging apps a year to move data they hold about Iranian users onto servers inside the country, prompting privacy and security concerns on social media.

Iran has some of the strictest controls on Internet access in the world and blocks access to social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, although many users are able to access them through widely available software.

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