Facebook and Twitter said to be unblocked in Iran

September 17, 2013 5:34 AM

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Facebook and Twitter said to be unblocked in Iran

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook and Twitter became widely accessible to Iranian users on Monday for the first time since 2009, when the services were blocked in the midst of widespread protests against former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, according to reports emerging from the country.

Reporters in Tehran for the New York Times and the Washington Post both said on Twitter that they could access the service freely on Monday.

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