Iran launches YouTube-like video content site

Iran launches Mehr.ir, a YouTube-like video content site.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Dec 10 2012 12:25 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:25 PM CST

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

Iran launches YouTube-like video content site | TweakTown.com

Mehr.ir 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 Mehr.ir 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.

NEWS SOURCE:allthingsd.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

Newsletter Subscription

Related Tags

Newsletter Subscription
Latest News
View More News
Latest Reviews
View More Reviews
Latest Articles
View More Articles