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Iran minister: Web is controlled by 'one or two countries'

The Iranian minister of communication and information technology says the Web is unreliable because it is in the hands of "one or two specific countries." So Iran is making its own.

Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. I wonder how many Iranian citizens will friend him.
Russia Today/YouTube Screenshot: Chris Matysczyk/CNET

The Web is a heinous construct.

It's patrolled by Western spies who crawl all over its pages, blocking information and quietly having people they don't like arrested. Yes, like Kim DotCom.

Iran has found a solution to this vexing problem, one that will allow Iranian citizens to freely communicate with each other about Iran's fine government and everything it is doing to assist its happy, hard-working citizens.

Yes, Iran is building its own Web, which some oddly describe as a "censored" Web.

I am utterly honored that the astutely named Fars News has quoted Iran's minister of communication and information technology, Reza Taqipour, on the subject. His words are forceful.

Speaking to a gathering of lecturers and managers, he said that World Wide Web is not really worldly and not very wide. For it is controlled by "one or two countries" in the West."

He didn't mention which ones, but I am imagining that he had in mind Canada and France.

This seems likely, given the huge number of reasonable opinions and images of food all over the Western Wide Web.

The Iranian Narrow Web will, no doubt, offer a cleanliness and a Godliness that has never been seen in communications technology.

Indeed, it will likely be even better -- once it functions -- than the ID'ing and monitoring currently being enjoyed in Iranian internet cafes.

I feel confident that, when this Iranian Narrow Web is launched, Google's share price will be hit very hard.