Iran’s State-Run Media Highlights the Regime’s Failure to Implement the ‘Cyberspace Users Rights Protection Plan’
The failure of the regime’s attempts to restrict the internet and replace it with a state-controlled system was reflected in Iran’s state-run daily Kayhan, which serves as the voice of supreme leader Ali Khamenei. The ‘Cyberspace Users Rights Protection Plan’ is the name given to the regime’s project.” While many countries throughout the world have passed regulations in the realm of cyberspace,” the publication mourned, “the idea to legalize cyberspace met with a thought-provoking fate that has to be explored.”
The use of the phrase “thought-provoking fate” is a blatant acknowledgment of the regime’s inability to hand over control of the internet to repressive forces and intelligence agencies in order to prevent future uprisings. The regime’s primary concern about unrestricted internet access was clearly never the development of “vulgarity, immorality, or fraud.”No one in Iran, according to the regime, should have access to the internet or free information that the rest of the world possesses. In Iran, several media outlets have been shut down, and many newspapers have been outlawed. All forms of communication were shut off, leaving the population with little choice but to listen to governmental propaganda.
The regime, like every other dictatorship in the globe, believes it can close all of the country’s metaphorical doors and windows and therefore avoid being ousted. The truth is that the globe has become a village in which everyone is aware of the majority of events. Governments can no longer hide their crimes and corruption from the public under such circumstances. On February 27, the state-run daily Mardom Salary published an item headed “Protection of society’s nerves and psyche.” It expressed concern about the expense of the regime’s internet bill, writing:
“Naturally, the proposed plans and bills must have a reasonable relationship with the will of the surrounding community; otherwise, the separation of inter-subjective and mutual understanding between the will of the society and the will of the government will upset the balance between the demands and the data of the system, causing irreparable damage and huge costs to Iran’s political and social structure.” Of course, Khamenei’s apprehension about the internet is understandable. He hasn’t been able to seize control of it. That is why he frequently claims that “the enemy” controls cyberspace, referring to the regime’s major opposition, the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
“There was a lack of taste in adopting the name of the plan as ‘Protection,” Kayhan wrote, this was not the plan’s name at all, and ‘Protection’ later became the code term signifying the plan’s demise.”Everyone in Iran understands that the dictatorship covers all of its dark objectives beneath simple and harmless statements 43 years after the mullahs gained power. As a result, the dictatorship this time met widespread public outcry and opposition, and it has thus far been unable to carry out its repressive plan.
The regime’s nefarious intentions are revealed by carrying out this scheme in secret. Kayhan showed the regime’s concern by saying: “Today, cyberspace has become a powerful tool in the hands of the domination system [Western states], especially the Western and American intelligence apparatuses, which are using it to change people’s attitudes. Using this tool, the domination system is carrying out its activities much cheaper and less costly than hard fighting. It uses velvet coups and creates turmoil and insecurity in the social, political, and even economic environment of target communities.”
All of this is intended to conceal the regime’s true concerns; the volatile climate in society, the growing and expanding actions of the MEK’s Resistance Units, and the people’s determination to overthrow the religious system.
Tags: Disinformation by MOIS, Disinformation Campaign, Iran Economy, Iran human rights, Iran internet, Iran Nuclear, Iran Opposition, Iran Protests, MEK, National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), PMOI