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Iranian Politicians Who Use Twitter Despite State Ban

Despite the fact that Twitter is banned in Iran, many hard-line Iranian politicians, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, use Twitter to reach out to their supporters with statements and messages. (file photo)

Iran's top communications official has suggested that negotiations have begun that could lead to the unblocking of Twitter. But while the social-networking site has been heavily filtered to prevent access in the Islamic republic for years, it has hardly been ignored by some of the country's highest-ranking authorities.

Twitter was not a hugely popular networking tool when it was blocked in 2009 amid massive protests over the reelection of President Mahmud Ahmadinejad.

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