Iran, which has been governed by the Islamic Republic form of government since 1979, has recently been on the agenda with a big social event. The arrest and beating of Mahsa Amini in the capital Tehran on September 16, on the grounds that her dress was against Islam, caused a great uprising.
After this incident, many movements came that drew reaction from the Iranian government. While it was reported that there were interruptions and slowdowns in the internet connection in the country, the government had blocked access to Instagram and WhatsApp the other day. WhatsApp finally made an official statement on the subject.
Iran description from WhatsApp:
“We exist to connect the world privately. We stand by people’s rights to access private messaging. We do not block Iranian numbers. We are working to keep our Iranian friends connected and will do everything within our technical capacity to keep our service up and running.”
We will see what WhatsApp will do in the coming period to be able to serve again in Iran and especially to re-establish communication among the protesters.
An important statement came from Elon Musk about Iran: