Access to social networking site was accidental
A technial glitch meant that blocks on social networking sites Facebook and Twitter were temporarily lifted.
This morning, Facebook and Twitter were freely accessible in Iran for the first time since 2009, when the access to the social media sites were blocked in the country.
Both the social networking sites were banned following protests against ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Iran’s new President, Hassan Rouhani tweeted that the country by itself should not be barring its people to data accessible via social networking sites, and several of trusted accounts.
Electronic Frontier Foundation international freedom of expression director Jillian York said that several multiple reports have been received from citizens via several different Iranian Internet service providers confirming that the bans appeared to have been lifted.
"Some other blocked sites are reporting themselves unblocked – the National Iranian American council is reporting themselves unblocked as well," York said.
In September 2012, Iran has also restricted access to Google and Gmail as part of efforts to boost enhance cyber security and counter a movie against Islam that has caused protests across the Muslim world.
Iran has also launched its own domestically developed ‘national email service’, which necessitates all the people to sign up to the service and to interact safely with government officials.