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Obama gives Iranians tools to get around Internet blocks

03/20, 4:35pm

US Government launches virtual embassy in Iran

In an address to Iranians during the Nowruz holiday, President Obama has announced that the US government has set up a "Virtual Embassy," where Iranians can access information that the regime is blocking. Such an Electronic Curtain is seen as a block and the embassy was launched despite objections from the Iranian government. A White House blog post reveals the embassy will grant access to world news and facts on the US policy and culture.

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