Censorship and Collateral Damage: Analyzing the Telegram Ban in Iran

@article{Kargar2018CensorshipAC,
  title={Censorship and Collateral Damage: Analyzing the Telegram Ban in Iran},
  author={Simin Kargar and Keith McManamen},
  journal={CompSciRN: Cyber Management (Topic)},
  year={2018}
}
In late April 2018, Iran’s Judiciary announced a much anticipated ban on the popular messaging application, Telegram. The filtering order instructed all Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Iran and the Telecommunications Ministry to block access to content on the Telegram network. The ban went into effect despite the record breaking popularity of Telegram, which was used by an estimated 40 million Iranians. Iranian users rushed to apply circumvention tools to stay connected to Telegram… 

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