Sorry Iran, No Tweets for You!

Officials reintroduce a ban on social networking sites after a brief "technical lapse"

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Vahid Salemi / AP

In this Monday, May 27, 2013 file photo, an Iranian man uses a computer at an Internet cafe, in Tehran, Iran.

After less than 24 hours of blissful access to Facebook and Twitter, Iranian authorities laid down the law once again on Tuesday.

According to officials, the free access to the networking sites that began on Monday night was caused by a “technical glitch.” Outside of the brief lapse, the country’s hardline conservatives continue to block the site, despite the fact that both President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif have official Twitter accounts.

The government began blocking the popular social media platforms after protesters utilized the sites to organize massive anti-government rallies that were later ruthless crushed after elections in 2009.