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
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
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
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
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
‘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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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