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False claim that Iran sentenced 15,000 protesters to death spread by celebs and politicians

The claim stems from a news article that went viral last week.

On Nov 15, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

TikTok with caption 'DO NOT EXECUTE Mohammad Ghobadlou Mohsen Rezazadeh Saman Seydi Mohammad Boroghani Saeed Shirazi Abolfazl Mehri Hossein Abbas Daris Manouchehr Mehman Navaz Soheil Khoshdel #stopexecutionsiniran' 'sharing their names and using the hashtag is really crucial for their survival' (l) Iran Parliament (c) woman speaking with caption 'this is insane. do you know how many protesters this will affect at the moment?' (r)

Iranians on TikTok are naming arrested protesters to try and stave off executions

More than 15,000 arrested protesters could face the death penalty.

On Nov 11, 2022 by Siobhan Ball

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Twitter suspends Yashar Ali for promoting Molotov cocktail recipe to Iran protesters

Ali was suspended for tweeting out a 'How to Make the Perfect Molotov Cocktail' article.

On Oct 17, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

Protestors take part during a demonstration in front of the Iranian embassy in Brussels, Belgium on Sept. 23, 2022, following the death of Mahsa Amini.

Inside Iran, protesters remain unfazed by the regime’s high-tech crackdown

Facial recognition tech and internet shutdowns aren't slowing the movement.

On Oct 13, 2022 by Kunwar Khuldune Shahid

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How ‘Bella Ciao’ became the viral anthem for the fight against authoritarians

The Italian protest song has a long and storied history—reinvigorated by TikTok and Twitter.

On Oct 6, 2022 by Chris Stokel-Walker

Protesters holding signs 'Is Hijab a choice Mesha Amini died after being arrested and beaten savagely by the morality police in Iran, responsible for enforcing the obligation for Iranian women to wear the veil in Tehra'

‘Anonymous’-affiliated hackers claim to take down Iranian websites in support of protests

The death of a 22-year-old has led to widespread protests in Iran.

On Sep 21, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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Journalists being targeted in ‘sustained effort’ by nation-state hackers, researchers say

Hackers believed to be allied with countries such as Turkey and Iran are even impersonating reporters.

On Jul 14, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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Gay influencer allegedly killed by family for ‘honor’

His death came days before he was to flee the country and claim asylum.

On May 17, 2021 by Siobhan Ball

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Air strike has Twitter wondering about all that love, justice, and stimulus money they were promised

'Oh so that’s where our stimulus checks went.'

On Feb 26, 2021 by Claire Goforth

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Trump, Biden campaigns targeted by phishing schemes from foreign agents

There were phishing attempts made toward both campaigns.

On Jun 5, 2020 by Andrew Wyrich

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Iran’s doctors are dancing to keep spirits high amid coronavirus scare

The videos also defy the country's rules against dancing.

On Mar 6, 2020 by Samira Sadeque

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Video purports to show hospital full of dead coronavirus victims

The unconfirmed leaked video appears to show as many as 50 body bags on the floor.

On Mar 3, 2020 by Mikael Thalen

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Woman who went viral supporting Soleimani killing exposed as Libyan militia lobbyist

She said it was 'truth from an Iranian,' but she wasn't fully transparent.

On Jan 22, 2020 by Samira Sadeque

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Is Hulu censoring the Iran episode of Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’?

Turns out that the claims aren't exactly true.

On Jan 17, 2020 by Mikael Thalen

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Instagram removing pro-Soleimani posts

An Iranian government spokesman said the move is 'undemocratic.'

On Jan 12, 2020 by Alexandra Samuels