Awesome

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on May 13, 2012

Just epic:

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has apparently become the latest victim of Iran’s Internet censorship regime — to which he himself has given his blessing and approval.

The website Tabnak reports that Khamenei’s “fatwa” on the illegality of using antifiltering tools in Iran was itself blocked in the country, some 30 hours after it was published on Iranian websites. The ruling was seemingly filtered because it contained the word “antifiltering,” which triggered the country’s censorship system to automatically block it. The misfire prompted the conservative website to write, “The filtering of a [religious] order is so ugly for the executive [branch] that it can bring into question the whole philosophy of filtering.”

Cosmic justice.

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