Iran's version of YouTube hits the Web

Dec 09, 2012

(AP)—Iran says it has launched a video-sharing website in the latest move to create government-sanctioned alternatives to Internet powerhouses such as YouTube.

The Web page of Iranian state TV says the new site—Mehr, or affection in Farsi—seeks to promote Iranian and Islamic culture and artists. It's unclear, however, how heavily the site, www.mehr.ir , will be monitored or censored.

Western websites such as Facebook, and are blocked by Iranian officials, who claim Western bloggers and governments are waging a "soft war" against the Islamic Republic.

also says it is seeking to create its own Internet universe scrubbed of Western content, but experts in cyber-technology question whether any country can completely break away from it.

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frajo
5 / 5 (1) Dec 09, 2012
Funny that the German censorship authority GEMA is never mentioned in articles of this kind.
See http://koryphi.net/GEMA/ .

I guess it's just playing "good guys" vs. "bad guys".
VendicarD
not rated yet Dec 09, 2012
I doubt that Iran's actions will ever be as Comically idiotic, isolationist, and fraudulent as Conservapedia.

http://www.conser...ain_Page
Howhot
not rated yet Dec 09, 2012
So that is what the Conservatives have spent there money on this election cycle? Not supporting their candidates, but this schlock. Is that what they do with there spare time? Or while there on the job? That is so sad... so so pathetic.. so desperate.

We need to find out who is funding that site.
kochevnik
not rated yet Dec 09, 2012
The Conservapedia's webmaster can keep himself employed for the next four years designing Iran's youtube and the Talibanpedia.
VendicarD
not rated yet Dec 09, 2012
Conervapedia has been around for 7 years and was created by the home schooled son of Conservative Kook Phyllis Schlafly.

It reads like it was written by a gaggle of home schooled Christian School children, which of course, exactly how it's content is created.