Iran Arrests News Agency Deputy After Reported Cyberattack

AFP reports:

Iran has arrested the deputy chief editor of Fars news agency, state media said, more than a week after the agency was reportedly hit by a cyberattack.

“The deputy head of Fars news agency, Abbas Darvish Tavanger, has been arrested for falsifying news,” state broadcaster IRIB said late Monday.

Read more at Barron’s.

It is not clear from AFP’s reporting exactly what was false in the reporting.  Is Iran claiming that there was no attack at all on the news agency?

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