’s police chief says the is developing new software to control social networking sites.
Gen. EsmailMoghadam was quoted in Iranian newspapers Saturday as saying the new software will prevent Iranians from being exposed to malicious content online while allowing users to enjoy the benefits of the Internet. He did not say when the software would be introduced.
Moghadam also did not specify whichwould be affected, but both and are popular in Iran.
Iranians currently have access to most of the, although authorities block some sites affiliated with the opposition, as well as those that are seen as promoting dissent or considered morally corrupt.
Eventually,is planning to create a national to replace the Internet. All government bodies will use this network.