Twitter became widely accessible to Iranian users on Monday for
the first time since 2009, when the services were blocked in the
midst of widespread protests against former president Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad, according to reports emerging from the country.
Reporters in Tehran for the New York Times and the
Washington Post both said on Twitter that they could access the
service freely on Monday.
Jillian York, the director for international freedom of
expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a civil
liberties organization, said she had received multiple reports
from citizens using several different Iranian Internet service
providers confirming that the bans appeared to have been lifted.
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