Title

Iran

Submitting Campus

Daytona Beach

Department

Security Studies & International Affairs

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication/Presentation Date

2020

Abstract/Description

Internet access in Iran is characterized by strong censorship, limited access, surveillance, and widespread state-sanctioned propaganda. The regime in Tehran views internet freedom as a critical threat to its national security (Henry, Pettyjohn, and York 2014). Using an index of variables such as obstacles to access, limits on content, and violations of user rights, the nongovernmental organization Freedom House rates Iran’s internet access as “not free” (Freedom House 2018). On a scale of zero to one hundred, where zero is “free” and one hundred is “not free,” Freedom House scores Iran at an eighty-five, making it the least free nation in the world in terms of internet access (Freedom House 2018).

Publication Title

Examining Internet and Technology Around the World

Publisher

ABC-CLIO

Required Publisher’s Statement

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