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[liberationtech] Iranian users vs. FB new policy

Collin Anderson collin at
Tue Sep 3 10:50:55 PDT 2013

No, this is clearly covered by General License D for Iran and the 'personal
communications' exemptions in other sanctions regimes -- it's a nice find,
but I suspect it targets individuals designated under the SDN list.

On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 12:55 PM, Amin Sabeti <aminsabeti at> wrote:

> Hi,
> I was reading the new FB policy and this part was interesting for me as an
> Iranian:
> *Special Provisions Applicable to Users Outside the United States.*  We
>> made clear that you are not allowed to use Facebook if you are prohibited
>> from receiving products or services from the United States.
> Regarding this article, Facebook can block and remove all users from Iran.
> Am I right?
> I think this article is a bit tricky. What do you think guys?
> Amin
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