as we know over hereYesterday, Iran suffered a massive internet outage during a series of mass protests against the government.
After this action, Elon Musk posted a message on the social network Twitter that appears to be actually activating his Starlink satellite network to allow Internet access in that country.
Elon Musk: Activate [rede] Starlink for Iranians to access the Internet
Iranians have experienced major internet outages due to anti-government protests. Loss of contact, and blocking of access to platforms such as Instagram and WhatsApp, makes it more difficult to organize demonstrations, as well as to share information about government repression.
Elon Musk wasted no time and quickly noted on Twitter that he's "empowering [rede] Starlink...", in response to another message, also on the social network Twitter, posted by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, in which he reported that the White House had authorized Internet companies to make their services available in. Iran.
It is reported that the protests in Iran began on Friday last week, after it became known about the death of 22-year-old Masha Amini, after the morality police detained her for wearing the hijab in a way that customers considered incorrect.
State TV IRIB reported that 26 people were killed due to clashes with police forces. The Iranian government has imposed severe restrictions on internet access, cutting off mobile phone networks from 9:00 pm until morning in recent days.
On Thursday, the United States imposed sanctions on the morality police, for the killing of the young woman, and seven leaders of the security sector, to suppress the demonstrations.
It should also be noted thatIranian citizens are denied access to Facebook, Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube, although many bypass these restrictions via a VPN.
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