Iran blocks Yahoo and Reuters as internet speeds fall

Iranian authorities have blocked access to Yahoo News and expanding their usual restrictions on foreign sites. Reuters reports that their site has been blocked since Monday and while there has been no official acknowledgement of the restrictions, an unidentified Iranian official contacted by Reuters told them that the government was looking into the problem in order to remove it.

Iran's Committee for Internet Filtering Instances, which runs under the supervision of Iran’s Prosecutor Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei, determines which sites will be blocked.

Several sites including Radio Zamaneh, BBC, Radio Farda, Deutsche Welle, Voice of Amercia as well as Facebook, Twitter and Balatarin, are on the Committee’s long list of blocked sites and have been beyond reach of Iranians without use of proxies.

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