If Iran’s leadership were serious about stopping potentially licentious chatting, they would do something more draconian, like banning the technology that makes it possible.
Oh wait, they already did: We Chat, a popular smartphone chatting app was blocked last month, the latest in a long list of social media tools, like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, that Iranians are unable to access without the use of proxy servers. Khamenei, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his voluble Foreign Minster Javad Zarif are active Twitter and Facebook users.
The latest escapee to testify to this anti-gay reign of terror is a 28-year-old man caught up in the governments extensive Internet entrapment campaign targeting gay men.Iranian is the top Iranian dating site in the world today. We clicked the very first time we talked on the phone and 2 months after he was there in Montreal.We pride ourselves on helping Iranian singles find men and women who are compatible with their specific needs. We engaged a year after and it's been 6 month that we are happily married.Fatwas, or religious opinions disseminated by clerics, are not binding.So while Khamenei might discourage his followers from online chatting, for fear that it might lead to flirtation, or worse, he is not likely to order Iran’s religious police to start patrolling chat rooms and looking over texter’s shoulders.