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    Why Did Elon Musk Install 100 Starlinks In Iran Amid Protests?

    Elon Musk has been in the news lately for his association with Twitter which he bought for $44 billion. However, investors from his other companies, including Neuralink expressed their disappointment in Musk for not investing enough time in other companies.

    It seems that the South African billionaire is trying to fix the damage now. He recently said that around 100 starlink satellites from his company SpaceX are active in Iran amid nationwide protests. Let’s find out in detail about this and what these satellites will do.

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    Elon Musk Says 100 Starlinks Are Active In Iran Amid Protests

    Elon Musk
    Elon Musk

    Musk has recently said that his company SpaceX has nearly 100 active Starlinks, their satellite internet service, in Iran amid nationwide protests following Mahsa Amin’s death.

    On Monday, the billionaire tweeted, “approaching 100 starlinks active in Iran“. He wrote this almost three months after talking about activating the service in the Islamic country.

    In September, the Tesla CEO said that he would activate Starlink in Iran “to advance internet freedom and the free flow of information” to Iranians as part of a U.S.-backed mission. This move will help Irani citizens dodge the government’s restrictions on the internet ban and several social media platforms during the protests.

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    Protests In Iran Followed After Mahsa Amin’s Death

    Mahsa Amin protests
    Mahsa Amin protests

    On 16 September 2022, a lady named Mahsa Amin died in the hospital in Tehran after she was arrested by the Guidance patrol over an alleged violation of their hijab rule for women.

    Eyewitnesses said that she had been beaten severely by Guidance Patrol officers, something that they kept denying. Her death sparked civil unrest and nationwide protests.

    Several women started cutting their hair and burning their hijabs as a sign of protest. However, the government aggressively clamped down on its citizens and ordered death sentences for some of the protestors.

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