Jul 21, 2014, 11:56 AM
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5m use WhatsApp, Viber in Iran

Tehran, July 21, IRNA - Iran's Culture Minister Ali Jannati said that about 5 million people use WhatsApp and Viber messenger applications in the country.

Jannati warned against the filtering of popular applications and social networks.

The Minister added that a new bill has been drafted on the decision-making process of the Committee for Determining Criminal Web Content.

According to the provisions of the bill, the decision to filter or unblock a certain website can be made only by a majority vote.

Established in 2009, the committee, which makes decisions on blocking access to illegal websites, has 13 members including 6 ministers.

Jannati said currently a 5-member commission from the committee makes decisions on the issues.