Cloob website photo grab.
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Iran's oldest social media network announced Monday it is shutting down after years of battling censors, saying they had allowed foreign sites such as Instagram to take over. Cloob website was launched 12 years ago as the Iranian answer to Facebook and Google's now-dead Orkut, and at its peak had some 2 million users in the country.Iran banned Facebook primarily due to lack of oversight, especially women sharing photos of themselves without a headscarf, which is illegal under the country's Islamic laws.But sites such as Instagram are not banned and have boomed in Iran, while messaging service Telegram has some 25 million users in the country.
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