Internet Police to Track Down Online Users Insulting Iran’s Leader

Stop Fundamentalism – Iran will strongly confront those who use foul language against regime’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenie, said the Iranian Police Deputy for Cyber Warfare.

Iran’s after-election unrests in 2009 were nicknamed the “Twitter Revolution”. The reason was that protesters organized and informed eachother and also spread the news to the outside world using this online communications tool.

Internet users in Iran extensively use the social media in cyber space to express discontent and express feelings of resentment toward the ruling theocracy and specifically Khamenei and Ahmadinejad.

“The Cyber Police is following individuals insulting the officials and will identify and arrest them,” said Mir Behrsi.