Resisting modern technologies an outdated approach: Rouhani

TEHRAN, Jan. 21 (MAN) – President described communications and information technology the symbol of development of societies and stated that resisting modern technologies and developments an outdated approach.

Speaking in a meeting with the minister, deputies and managers of Ministry of Communications and Information Technology on Monday, Hassan Rouhani stressed, “having a proper understanding of modern technologies and creating culture of using it is the only way to address issues related to technology."

“Opposing people’s demands is not religiously and legally right,” he said, adding, “modern technologies have many advantages and limited risks, and we cannot separate people’s lives from developments in technology and communication."

“Going to extremes in using the cyberspace as a tool turns it into a threat,” he said, adding, “neither blocking, nor letting the cyberspace be doesn’t lead us to what we wish."

He also said, “we need to increase media literacy in the society. Monopoly does not work in any phenomenon; be it in the media or technology”.

Stating that the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology must stop unwelcomed SMS advertising, he said, “proper use of communication tools is essential but people’s time and money mustn’t be sacrificed for money."

Rouhani also added, “the cyberspace is the basis and tool for spreading justice."

“Organising people’s health information should be the most important responsibility of the e-government,” added Rouhani.

He also went on to say, “e-government is the only way to ensure honesty in economy and the administration."

President Rouhani said, “the government has paid a high price so that people can have better access to the Internet and the cyberspace."

MNA/MFA

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