Iran Bans WhatsApp, Calls Zuckerberg 'American Zionist'

Iran’s censor is reportedly banning WhatsApp, the popular messaging app Facebook bought for $19 billion three months ago, because Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s co-founder and chief executive, is a “Zionist.” The reason for the ban, according to Abdolsamad Khorramabadi, secretary of Iran’s Committee for Determining Criminal Web Content, “is the adoption of WhatsApp by the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who is an American Zionist,” the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported.