Even A Twitter Ban Couldn’t Stop #GenevaTalks From Trending In Iran

Iranian diplomats announced news of the historic Iran nuclear deal via Twitter — which is technically banned in Iran. Users, nonetheless, took to social media to share their reactions with the English-speaking world.

1. Twitter is technically banned in Iran — but #IranTalks and #GenevaTalks were trending in the hours after yesterday’s historic nuclear deal.

A reported 2 million Iranians have Facebook and Twitter pages, using VPNs to bypass the ban. Farsi speakers also used the hashtag #ژنو (Geneva) and #ظریف (Zarif, for Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.)

23. Here’s a video of the excitement.

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