Iran to launch smart web filtering program
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb.2 / Trend F.Mehdi/
Iran will launch a national program with the goal of filtering web contents intelligently, the Mehr News Agency quoted Iran's cyber space council secretary Mehdi Akhavan Bahabadi as saying.
According to the plan, filtering dubious websites will be carried out smartly, he said, adding that the new program will just block that part of a website which contains harmful content.
The existing system blocks access to the whole website, he added.
The program was launched a couple of days ago and its first phase will be inaugurated by the next three months, he noted.
According to surveys, below 10 percent of internet users in Iran use anti-filtering softwares, he further added. Removing the filtering of Facebook will be probable in the long term, he concluded.