Iran urges Facebook to help battle porn
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 25 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Iran hopes to team up with representatives of Facebook in an effort to remove Pages and Groups that feature pornography or are soliciting prostitution, ISNA reported.
Head of Iran's cyber police Commander Kamal Hadianfar said the country will work with Facebook for the new initiative, but did not elaborate on what the plan would entail.
"The Cyber police has already identified these people who spread pornography," Hadianfar said. "In the coming days their cases will be forwarded to the Moral police for further investigation".
Hadianfar noted that for the last 15 months a lot of effort has been put into "cleaning up the social networks, especially Facebook".
Facebook itself doesn't allow porn on its service. Under the Safety section of Facebook's Terms of Service, the seventh point clearly states: "You will not post content that: is hate speech, threatening, or pornographic; incites violence; or contains nudity or graphic or gratuitous violence."
Iranian officials have previously banned the social network after it was used by activists. During the 2009 election in Iran, the service was blocked because of fears that opposition movements were being organized on the website.