Iranian official criticizes Instagram for ‘immorality’

Al-Monitor – The remarks by the head of the Islamic Development Organization follow last month’s arrest of a popular Instagram star.

A top Iranian official lashed out against Instagram this week, saying the popular social media network for photos is responsible for “immorality.”

The head of the Islamic Development Organization, Mohammad Qomi, said in the Iranian parliament Sunday that Instagram often takes up 60% to 70% of Iran’s internet bandwidth. He also claimed that 30% of cybercrime and 25% of “immorality” crimes and gambling take place on the phone application, according to the US government-funded Radio Farda news outlet. The Islamic Development Organization is responsible for promoting the ideas of the Islamic revolution that brought the current Iranian system into being.

“There is no control on the cyberspace,” Qomi said, according to Radio Farda

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