The Iranian regime has banned access to the WhatsApp messaging site, because of its recent acquisition by Facebook owner, Mark Zuckerberg, who was referred to as a Jewish “American Zionist”.
According to a Fox news report, the announcement came two months after Facebook bought the company for a stunning $19 billion, and a regime official connected the move directly to the founder of Facebook.
“The reason for this is the assumption of WhatsApp by the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who is an American Zionist,” Abdolsamad Khorramabadi, head of the country’s Committee on Internet Crimes, stated.
One Iranian blogger told FoxNews.com the regime in Tehran is terrified of the power of social media.
“The Revolutionary Guard sees these social sites as a major threat because there’s an appeal for young people and the government worries about the exchange of information,” said the blogger, who asked not to be identified. “(Supreme Leader) Khamenei and his cronies, caught on to the power and potential of these sites after the (Green Revolution) uprisings.”
Facebook officials could not immediately be reached for comment.