Instagram Next Up For Iranian Censorship?

A senior Iranian official has said the country is prepared to block Instagram once authorities sign off, a move that would deny 24 million users — including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rohani — access to the popular social-media platform.

“We are waiting for consensus regarding the filtering of Instagram, but if waiting proves to be pointless then the prosecutor will take the necessary decision,” Javad Javidnia, secretary of Iran’s state committee on online censorship and deputy state prosecutor in charge of cyber affairs, was quoted by Iranian media on January 1 as telling Peyvast magazine.