New York Times Reporter Compares Iran’s Social Media Blackout To Trump’s Twitter Blocks

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The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman made a comparison between Iran’s mass social media blackout and Donald Trump blocking certain users on his Twitter page Tuesday.

Haberman tweeted:

In response to protests in Iran over the last few days, the government has been restricting its citizens’ use of social media programs Instagram and Telegram. The Islamic government has said that this is due to violence and rioting that has accompanied some protests.

Iranian citizens have been protesting the government over the last week for a variety of reasons, including a stagnant economy, oppressive laws and financing of terror in the Middle East. (RELATED: At Least 20 Dead As Iran Uprising Stretches Into Sixth Day)

President Trump tweeted Tuesday:

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