U.S. government sanctions Iran for creating ‘electronic curtain’
Iran is notorious for being a foe of the Internet, and the U.S. government has decided to do something about it.
The State Department announced today that it was sanctioning Iran for creating an “electronic curtain” that cuts off its citizens from the rest of the world.
The sanctions are against four individuals and five organizations that have been particularly oppressive when it comes to the freedom of information on the Internet.
According to a statement from State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland, these groups have “engaged in censorship or other activities that prohibit, limit,…
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