All other language editions were available in the country, except the Hebrew that was blocked in the past.
It seems that only the mobile version was reachable by Iranian users.
The restrictions were implemented for some 24 hours and the government removed them in the afternoon of March 3rd, 2010.
“Network data confirm that the blocks are technically consistent with known techniques used to restrict online platforms in Iran, with SNI filtering and DNS poisoning in place to prevent the website from loading.” reported
The restrictions were implemented with the same mechanism used to block access to social media platforms in the country, such as Twitter and Facebook.
Iran us facing a growing crisis due to the
According to the experts, the Iranian government aims at fighting misinformation about the Coronavirus epidemic and criticism over its way of managing the crisis.
It seems that the restriction took place as global news media reported the death of Mohammad Mirmohammadi, a prominent advisor to Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei, caused by the
Anyway, Wikipedia has not removed articles related to Iran’s handling of the Coronavirus epidemic and remains the articles open for editing.
Additional technical details on how is the access to Wikipedia being restricted were reported in the post published by Netblocks.
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