Banning Gmail won’t solve Iran’s problems

The Iranian regime, already isolated internationally (well, the West doesn’t like her) continues to arrest dissenters.

But this news places the country in the dubious role of copying China’s most draconian web censorship:

On Wednesday, authorities temporarily blocked all access to e-mail programs such as Gmail and Yahoo during the demonstrations to prevent people from sending images to foreign media organizations. Still, many managed to upload cellphone clips to video sites, which were widely broadcast by foreign-based Farsi-language satellite channels.

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