Iran Continues Facebook Crackdown, Sentences Users to 127 Years

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By: Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai | Mashable

Iran’s diplomats are pretty into social media — one recently Instagrammed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a top-level meeting. For the rest of Iranians, however, using social media can be a crime.

On Sunday, the official IRNA news agency reported that eight Facebook users were sentenced to a combined 127 years in prison for actions counter the country’s national security, propaganda and insults against Islam and state officials.

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