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[liberationtech] Iran has been blocked Facebook's Bots ( crawlers )

Nariman Gharib nariman.gh at gmail.com
Fri Jun 20 19:35:30 PDT 2014


Hi Collin,
If you check it from Facebook debugger tool on Facebook website you will see this is happening. Also for sure you can check khabaronline website too. 

Thanks
Nariman



> On Jun 20, 2014, at 9:59 PM, Collin Anderson <collin at averysmallbird.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Nariman,
> 
> Attempted to fetch Asr Iran using the facebookexternalhit User Agent and it worked fine. I suspect this is the product of firewall rules against Facebook's subnets as a backup for when the filter fails, and not an intentional attempt to block Facebook's bot. It certainly would not benefit Press TV, and perhaps if there are people from TCI on this list, they might want to limit the restriction to outgoing connections.
> 
> Cordially,
> Collin
> 
> 
>> On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 7:06 AM, Nariman Gharib <nariman.gh at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Libtech,
>> From now on Facebook Bots  (or facebookexternalhit  ) can't  access to Iranian websites in Iran (website hosts inside country)
>> 
>> For example when users are going to share a link from a news agency website inside Iran which has a own server inside Iran, people can't see the preview of links content on FB. like www. asriran .ir
>> 
>> 
>> ​Thanks
>> Nariman
>> @Listentous​
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