Iran's Telecommunications Ministry is to start filtering text messages which it deems "immoral".
The announcement was made on Iran's State Television, according to Reuters, and is designed to stop immoral actions and social problems.
The report stated that the order came from the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, a body created following Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution.
The Telecommunications Ministry was instructed to buy the necessary equipment "in order to prevent possible misuse of MMS, immoral actions and social problems ".
There is no mention of how this filtering will be accomplished, what type of content will be deemed immoral, nor what will happen to people caught sending and receiving such messages.
Iran to filter 'immoral' text messages
By Staff Writers on May 2, 2007 11:28AM