US SEIZES 92 DOMAIN NAMES USED BY IRAN’S ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS (IRGC)

A news release from the US DoJ on 7 September announced that the US has seized 92 domain names that were unlawfully used by the IRGC to engage in a global disinformation campaign. 4 of the domains purported to be genuine news outlets but were actually controlled by the IRGC and targeted the US for the spread of Iranian propaganda, and the seizure documents describe how all 92 domains were being used in violation of US sanctions targeting both the Government of Iran and the IRGC; and the remaining 88 domains targeted audiences in Western Europe, the Middle East, and South East Asia and masqueraded as genuine news outlets while actually being operated by the IRGC to spread pro-Iranian disinformation around the globe to the benefit of the Government of Iran. 

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/united-states-seizes-domain-names-used-iran-s-islamic-revolutionary-guard-corps

I had omitted the following link (as it did not seem to generate much interest!), but it seemed time to add it again and say that, if you would like to make a (polite) gesture and help me with my removal and computer costs, I have a page at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/KoIvM842y

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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