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Iran’s president calls for tighter internet control

Iran’s president called for tighter control of the internet while “digitizing” the economy.
Iranians use internet at a cybercafe in the center of the Iranian capital Tehran on May 14, 2013.

In a meeting with the Supreme Council of Cyberspace, Iran’s president Ebrahim Raisi called for “digitizing” the government while also expanding controls over the internet.

Raisi said that the council can “take significant steps in making up for its ineffectiveness and in the management of cyberspace.” He added that the “health and security” of the internet must be prioritized given that “the enemy invades the personal environment and space of the people and the country.” Raisi called it “unacceptable for any institution to ignore this arena.”

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