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Iranian public fears government plan to restrict cyberspace

Critics say the plan harms free access to the Internet and social networking media, which small business owners rely heavily on.
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Despite widespread opposition in Iran, lawmakers are working to approve a plan that would severely tighten the government’s control over the Internet.

The plan, titled “Protection of users’ rights in cyberspace and organizing social media,” has been discussed for almost a year in the parliament, supported by hardline lawmakers but widely criticized in Iranian society.

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