Washington, May 8: The Iranian censor board has reportedly banned WhatsApp because of Mark Zuckerberg, whom they have dubbed as an “American Zionist”.
According to CNET and as reported by Israeli newspaper Haaretz, certain Iranian officials have pushed for the WhatsApp ban since the company was bought by Facebook in February.
Secretary of the Committee for Determining Criminal Web Content Abdolsamad Khorramabadi said that the reason for this is the adoption of WhatsApp by the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who is an American Zionist.
While the ban is backed by certain officials and censors, the move has been criticized by the Iranian government, which has become more moderate since the election of president Hassan Rouhani, the report added. (ANI)