That little blue check mark next to Javad Zarif’s name is a very big deal. So is that tweet from Thomas Erdbrink. Let us explain why.
Official access to Twitter and Facebook became heavily restricted in Iran following the 2009 reelection of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the street protests that followed, disputing the results. Then in this year’s election, Hassan Rouhani and other presidential candidates relied heavily on social media to get their messages across.