The Internet in Iran has seen major interruptions following protests that erupted after authorities in the country made announcements about convictions and death penalties for protesters and political prisoners. According to a news report, Iranians home and abroad launched a campaign across social media with the Persian hashtag #DontExecute occupying the highest spot on social media trend lists. According to the report, as social media gained momentum, Internet connections in Iran slowed significantly across network providers believed to be controlled by Iranian authorities. The Internet monitoring group Neblocks, in a tweet confirmed the network disruption with real-time network data.