Secretary of the Supreme Council of Cyberspace, Mahdi Akhavan Behabadi, detailed the policies and plans of the Council regarding filtering and other blocks, adding that one of the Council’s most important programs is the removal of existing problems in website filtering. In order to resolve this, new program known as Smart Filtering will soon be applied. Behabadi later discussed the accounts of 20 million Iranians on Facebook, claiming that the statistics are not true at all, and that the number of Iranians in Iran who are members of this network is much lower. Behabadi also emphasized that blockage of access to Facebook would in no way be lifted anytime soon, but the matter could be reviewed at a later date.
Source: Iran Daily Brief