After unrest, Tehran seeks control through ‘halal’ internet

In this file photo from September 17, 2013, Iranians surf the Internet at a cafe in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

In this file photo from September 17, 2013, Iranians surf the Internet at a cafe in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

With proliferation of smartphones, potential for protests has led regime to create Iranian version of China’s ‘Great Firewall’

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Social media interrupted in Turkey after crackdown

An illustrative photo taken on September 11, 2013, shows the logo of social networking website Twitter displayed on a computer screen in London. (AFP Photo/Leon Neal)

An illustrative photo taken on September 11, 2013, shows the logo of social networking website Twitter displayed on a computer screen in London. (AFP Photo/Leon Neal)

WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube slowed or stopped after government arrests top Kurdish lawmakers

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Dozens in Russia imprisoned for social media likes, reposts

In this family handout photo taken on Sept. 25, 2010 and provided by Anastasia Bubeyeva, her husband Andrei Bubeyev looks on at the Volga river in Tver, Russia. Bubeyev is one of dozens of rank-and-file social media users who have been sentenced to time in prison for online hate speech. (Anastasia Bubeyeva/ Family Handout photo via AP)

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Obama thrusts gun control debate into forefront of 2016 race

David Foley holds a handgun while shopping at the Spring Guns and Ammo store Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, in Spring, Texas. President Barack Obama is making good on his pledge to politicize gun violence. The package of gun-control executive actions Obama will formally announce Tuesday has pushed the contentious issue to the forefront of the 2016 presidential campaign, just weeks from the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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