Facebook founder Mark
Zuckerberg has been ordered by a judge in southern Iran to appear in
court to answer complaints about the company violating privacy.
Individuals say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy.
Ruhollah Momen Nasab, an official with the paramilitary Basij force, said a judge has also ordered the two apps to be blocked.
As of Tuesday afternoon in Iran, they were both reportedly operational.
is highly unlikely that Zuckerberg would appear in an Iranian court
since there is no extradition treaty between Iran and the United States.
Some Iranian courts have in recent years issued similar rulings that could not be carried out.
Another Iranian court last week ordered Instagram to be blocked over privacy concerns.
However, users in the capital Tehran could still access both applications around noon toda
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