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How U.S. sanctions led to Instagram censorship in Iran
According to the International Federation of Journalists, more than a dozen Iranian journalists recently reported having their Instagram profiles suspended after they posted about Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani’s death. Facebook, Instagram’s parent company, said any accounts or posts that are being blocked is because the company is being careful not to violate sanctions. It makes sense that sanctioned people, like Soleimani, might be blocked from the platforms, but what about people just posting about him? Plus: How phase one of the trade deal between the U.S. and China is affecting the steel industry, a new way to measure inflation and the lack of diversity in the financial planning industry.