‘Moral Crimes’ reporting app to be launched by Iran authorities

The Iranian judiciary declared its intention to launch a mobile app that allows Iranians to report encroachments of ‘crimes against morality and public chastity’ which include women without veils in public or people making ‘immoral’ posts on social media. The app ‘signals a fear that the Islamic Republic of Iran’s ‘morality’ norms have indeed failed to entrench themselves in society,’ said Iran technology expert Mahsa Alimardani. According to Alimardani, such an app would further be antithetical to constitutional privacy protections.