An Iranian Internet cafe in central Tehran. (ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)
As the possibility of armed conflict with Iran looms over the Middle East, a different war is already in full gear — a war of words and images waged over the Internet, with the West using social media to undercut the Iranian government from within. Tehran has responded with a barrage of restrictions on Internet use and by launching its own intranet — a ‘halal’ network that bans all "immoral" content. It’s a novel idea. But can it work? And can Tehran really win this virtual war?
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