Gherdab, the cyber arm of the Guards, said the people targeted administered pages on social networks including smartphone applications such as Instagram, Telegram and WhatsApp.
“These people were carrying out immoral activities, insulted religious beliefs or had illegal activities in the field of fashion,” said Gherdab.
It said the suspects would be put on trial without specifying how many exactly have been placed under arrest.
Isna news agency carried a similar report.
Iranian authorities have for years tried to impose curbs on its citizens using social media.
Facebook and Twitter are officially banned in Iran, although users can gain access with easily available and cheap software. But applications such as Instagram, Telegram and WhatsApp are available to Iranians and very popular.
More than half of Iran’s population of 80 million is online, with Telegram, an instant messaging app alone having more than 20 million users.
President Hassan Rouhani, a moderate, has repeatedly pointed to the ineffectiveness of measures to limit access to social media.
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