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Iran bans text app citing ‘Zionist’ owner Zuckerberg

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Iran banned the free text-messaging service WhatsApp because it is now owned by a Jew, Mark Zuckerberg.

“The reason for this is the assumption of WhatsApp by the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who is an American Zionist,” said Abdolsamad Khorramabadi, head of the country’s secretary of the Committee for Determining Criminal Web Content, Fox News reported on May 4.

Facebook acquired WhatsApp in February for a reported $19 billion in cash and stock. Zuckerberg is Facebook’s founder and chief executive.

Iran does not ban Facebook.  — jta


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