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Iran launches YouTube-like video content site

Iran launches, a YouTube-like video content site
| Internet & Websites News | Posted: Dec 10, 2012 6:25 am

YouTube has a new competitor, with the government of Iran launching their website, a user-generated video content site just like Google's mammoth YouTube.


iran_launches_youtube_like_video_content_site_10 has a goal of spreading the influence of Islamic and Iranian culture throughout the Persian-speaking world. The Iranian government, until now, has spent years blocking most of their population from YouTube videos - so is a step in a new direction.


Iran have expressed intent to create a closed-off Internet network, which would see international access severed - including huge services like Gmail and Google search. Iran hopes that the Mehr network will contain no anti-Islamic videos, such as the anti-Mohammed video that sparked conflict from the American filmmaker a couple of months ago.


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