The Iranian government sided with the morality police and has been suppressing the protests, shooting protestors with metal pellets and birdshot, and deploying tear gas and water cannons. The government also blocked access to many apps including Instagram and WhatsApp and limited internet access to prevent protestors from organizing. This is where Starlink comes in. A few days ago, Elon Musk said that Starlink would seek exemption from Iranian sanctions. This was in response to @Erfankasraie who asked if Elon could provide Starlink to the Iranian people. “It could be a game changer for the future.” Elon also responded, “OK,” to @agusantonetti who asked if he could do the same for other countries under a dictatorship such as Cuba. Further reading: As Unrest Grows, Iran Restricts Access To Instagram, WhatsApp
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