In Iran, Instagram models are paying a heavy price for the simple posting of a picture.
Twelve people have been sentenced to prison terms of up to six years for posting their photos to the social platform, France 24 reports. Their convictions are part of the Iranian government’s “Spider II” program, which hunts down Iranians seen as doing “un-Islamic acts” online.
So far at least 170 people, from make up artists to models, have been arrested through the operation that launched in March, according to the Associated Press. State-run television has said the new crackdown especially targets Instagram users. Read more…
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LONDON — As we learned from Donald Trump’s replies that time he tweeted about Brexit, British people have a limited tolerance for Americans spreading misinformation about life in the UK.
This time around, American author Janie Johnson was in Twitter’s firing line.
Johnson’s website describes her as “An American Citizen”. She previously wrote a book called Don’t Take My Lemonade Stand — an attack on the US political system which, according to the promo image below, comes with “special sections to help you teach your kids common sense Conservative values”. Read more…
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