Elon Musk announces 100 active Starlink satellites over Iran

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In September, the billionaire said he would activate Starlink in Iran

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Monday that the company now has about 100 active Starlink satellites over Iran, three months after he promised to activate the service in the country.

In September, the billionaire said he would activate Starlink in Iran as part of a US-backed effort “to promote Internet freedom and the free flow of information” for Iranians.

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According to Reuters, satellite broadband could help Iranians bypass government restrictions on access to the internet and some social media platforms amid protests across the country.

The Islamic Republic has been gripped by protests that erupted following the death in September of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was detained by police after being arrested by the vice police for wearing “inappropriate clothing.”

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