Iran banning use of Whatsapp, blames 'Zionist' Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Officially, the acquisition of Whatsapp by Facebook isn't closed yet, but that is apparently not stopping Iranian censors from banning the messaging service. A new report from Isreal-based Haaretz claims that Iran is putting the blame squarely on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, claiming that he is an "American Zionist."

The report claims that the ban was announced by the country's Committee for Determining Criminal Web Content, but it adds that the government is actually against this decision, as it wants to be seen as being more progressive. However, a simpler explanation is that Facebook, along with Twitter, is already banned in Iran and has been since 2009. It's more likely that the upcoming acquisition of Whatsapp by Facebook is the real reason behind this move.

Iran has blocked access to the entire Internet in the past, and there have been rumors the country wants to launch its own internal online network in its place, although that has yet to happen.

The deal for Whatsapp to be bought by Facebook, for the price of $19 billion in cash and stock, is scheduled to be closed later this quarter. A few weeks ago, Whatsapp announced it had 500 million active users worldwide and was aiming to reach one billion users.

Source: Haaretz via Engadget | Whatsapp image via Shutterstock

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I think I've suggested it before, but I still think someone should get a couple fleets of aircraft, pack them full of hardcore erotic literature & then carpet Iran with it.

Is Mark Zuckerberg a Zionist? I don't know, but I do know that his Facebook does report people's desire of acts of peaceful protests to the Zionists that rule Israel. Many of us (yes, we are white Christians who value human life) were not allowed entry in to Israel because we organized the peaceful protests against Israel's Nazi-like treatment of the people of Palestine using Facebook.

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Brian Miller said,
Is Mark Zuckerberg a Zionist? I don't know, but I do know that his Facebook does report people's desire of acts of peaceful protests to the Zionists that rule Israel. Many of us (yes, we are white Christians who value human life) were not allowed entry in to Israel because we organized the peaceful protests against Israel's Nazi-like treatment of the people of Palestine using Facebook.

Join us before some of the Stealth-Zionists here on Neowin reports me for reporting the truth...
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https://www.facebook.com/JewishVoiceforPeace


Dude, screw you for comparing the Israeli government to the Nazis. Did you know that many of the people who founded the State of Israel were Holocaust survivors, and many of said survivors served in the IDF? I dare you to stare one of those people in the face and compare the State of Israel to Nazi Germany. Also, Nazi Germany had a tried to euthanize people with disabilities. On the other hand, the IDF has a unit specifically designed to help people with disabilities serve in the army to the best of their abilities. Nazi Germany tried to kill people with disabilities, while the State of Israel tries to help them cope with their problems so they can help out. (Mind you, the IDF has many different programs that are not all combat.) This is not even getting into the fact that the Nazis tried to kill Jews while the State of Israel is a Jewish country, but that should be obvious.

Also, Arabs are allowed to be citizens as long as they accept the State of Israel government as the one that is there, and they do not plan any terrorist attacks.

BTW, regarding the OP, #### the Iranian government for introducing this blatant censorship.

Also, it was the Roman Empire and the British Empire who named the country Palestine. The Arabs had nothing to do with it. It was Israel long before it was Palestine, anyways.

MASTER260, who gives a flying toss if Israel is ran by Jews or that they fled Europe for the middle east, that point isn't under contention. The fact of the matter is that modern day Zionism is the same as 1930's Nazism.

TheElite said,
MASTER260, who gives a flying toss if Israel is ran by Jews or that they fled Europe for the middle east, that point isn't under contention. The fact of the matter is that modern day Zionism is the same as 1930's Nazism.

Okay, so I've got friends and family I've known my whole life who have served or are serving in the IDF. I know them, they wouldn't hurt a fly. Are you now saying that they're Nazis too?

MASTER260 said,

Okay, so I've got friends and family I've known my whole life who have served or are serving in the IDF. I know them, they wouldn't hurt a fly. Are you now saying that they're Nazis too?

Most Nazi's wouldn't hurt a fly either. But you can't ignore that some zionists take it too far. In my own country a facist politician is being funded by zionists to discriminate against the muslim population. A comparison between the 1930's Nazi movement and the modern zionist movement has been made before and holds some truth.

brian miller, i pray to whatever god, you and your dear group will end up in Syria\ Lebanon \ Iraq, egypt, or just any other country with Muslims majority.

they treat scums like you as it should.

you people are despised anywhere, even in your own country, because scums remain scums everywhere.

MASTER260 said,

Get a load of this guy.

I know laughing away an argument is much easier, especially if you know you don't have much of a case.

Far from all Nazi's were military active. They never personally hurt anyone. Many of them lived regular lives. They jus thad a twisted ideology. Just like extreme zionists do.

Ronnet said,

I know laughing away an argument is much easier, especially if you know you don't have much of a case.

Far from all Nazi's were military active. They never personally hurt anyone. Many of them lived regular lives. They jus thad a twisted ideology. Just like extreme Zionists do.

I am wondering if you know who the Nazis were. Being a "Nazi" was supporting the political party that held the same beliefs. If you are meaning "German citizens", then yes, most lived a regular life and did not want the atrocities that the Nazis committed.

rippleman said,
I am wondering if you know who the Nazis were. Being a "Nazi" was supporting the political party that held the same beliefs. If you are meaning "German citizens", then yes, most lived a regular life and did not want the atrocities that the Nazis committed.

What made you wonder I did not know the difference? I litdrally said that while not all Nazi's were military active they did share the same twisted idiology. Not all Nazi's are responsible for the (war)crimes commited by the military arm of their movement.

Being a racist and wanting discriminatory laws makes you a massive d*ck but doesn't mean you want to hurt others. Just like many zionists who may not hurt a fly but are still racists.

Ronnet said,

What made you wonder I did not know the difference? I litdrally said that while not all Nazi's were military active they did share the same twisted idiology. Not all Nazi's are responsible for the (war)crimes commited by the military arm of their movement.

Being a racist and wanting discriminatory laws makes you a massive d*ck but doesn't mean you want to hurt others. Just like many zionists who may not hurt a fly but are still racists.


Than if you think that all Zionists are racists, I've got news for you.

I'm a Zionist and I don't hate Palestinians. Yes, I might disagree with them on who is the rightful owner of the country, but I don't hate them over it.

What I do hate is people who go out and make claims that Zionism = Nazism. Just saying.

MASTER260 said,

Than if you think that all Zionists are racists, I've got news for you.

I'm a Zionist and I don't hate Palestinians. Yes, I might disagree with them on who is the rightful owner of the country, but I don't hate them over it.

What I do hate is people who go out and make claims that Zionism = Nazism. Just saying.

Good thing I never claimed they were the same thing. I did say both are twisted ideologies though! I find that for all forms of nationalism. Such ideology is prone to racistial laws. In practice all nationalistic governments have instituted laws and regulations that can only be described as racist. They don't do this out of hare for other groups but out of love for their own. Nevertheless the result is the same: racisme.

I've followed a course that drew comparison between the zionist threatment of Palestinians with the apartheid in South Africa. You may not hate Palestinians but they are not given the same rights on racial grounds by people from your own movement. But the thing about ideologies and religions is that they are so deeply rooted within ourselves that you may never be able to see what it is that I find disgusting about your movement.

lol yo i swear, these countries and the internet. Are they seriously letting their personal feelings get in the way of business? I can't deal with religion or any kind of beliefs (except Gundam).

I'm not sure if that was sarcasm or ignorance...

They're not actually blocking sites due to feelings/emotions. By restricting these sites and services, they have greater control over what the citizens know/see and that for any government is a good thing, even though for the general public it's a violation.

drazgoosh said,
I'm not sure if that was sarcasm or ignorance...

They're not actually blocking sites due to feelings/emotions. By restricting these sites and services, they have greater control over what the citizens know/see and that for any government is a good thing, even though for the general public it's a violation.

this is what he said... "personal feelings"