If you’re planning to visit the Persian paradise that is Iran you might want to watch what you send from your phone. This past weekend Iran’s Telecommunications Ministry announced that it would start to filter “immoral” video and audio messages sent via mobile handsets. The Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, which was set up after the 1979 Islamic revolution, has instructed the ministry to buy equipment needed to prevent “misuse” of Multimedia Messaging Service. What exactly is being filtered isn’t known yet, but we can bet it will include any reference to the recent film 300.
Iran to filter “immoral” mobile messages [Reuters]