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Iranian judge summons Facebook CEO for breach of privacy

27
May
2014

A conservative Iranian court opened a case against instant messaging services WhatsApp and Instagram while also summoning Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over complaints of privacy violation, state news agency ISNA reported on Tuesday. The case underscores the growing struggle between moderate Iranian president Hassan Rouhanis drive to increase Internet freedoms and demands by the conservative judiciary for tighter controls. According to the courts ruling, the Zionist director of the company of Facebook, or his official attorney must appear in court to defend himself and pay for possible losses, said Ruhollah Momen-Nasab, an Iranian internet official, according to state news agency ISNA, referring to Zuckerbergs Jewish background.

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