“The scope of Iran’s ongoing unrest, the worst in several years, still remains unclear as protesters in at least a dozen cities — venting anger over social repression and the country’s mounting crises — continue to encounter security and paramilitary forces … In a country where radio and television stations already are state-controlled and journalists regularly face the threat of arrest, the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard urged the judiciary on Thursday to prosecute ‘anyone who spreads fake news and rumors’ on social media about the unrest.” (Interesting how the ‘fake news’ phrase has caught on, and with whom.) At least 9 killed as Iran protests over woman’s death spread.

+ Iran’s President abandons CNN interview after Amanpour declines head scarf demand.