Iran’s cyberpolice say they have arrested four administrators of a Facebook group called “Daaf and Paaf,” which had launched an online beauty competition.
The chief of the cyberpolice, Kamal Hadian, made the announcement on January 30 in a press conference in Tehran.
He said the force had “destroyed” the group, which he accused of spreading corruption and immorality.
The cyberpolice also posted a note on the group’s Facebook wall in which it said that the two women and two men who administered the page have confessed to their crimes.
“In the name of God, we inform you that the page ‘Daaf and Paaf’ is now under the control of [the cyberpolice],” the note said. “The four main managers of this group have been identified and arrested on the charge of inciting and encouraging individuals to access vulgar content through the Internet.”
Under the note by the cyberpolice, many users have left commentscondemning the move, sometimes using pejorative language.
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