WANA (June 29) – In the days leading up to Iran’s elections, a wave of relentless and organized efforts by foreign media outlets to boycott the polls can be observed. But have these plans succeeded? Or have the Iranian people once again stood firm against these tactics?


The Behind-the-Scenes of Foreign Media Outlets’ Schemes

Foreign media outlets, employing the most advanced psychological warfare techniques, strive to deter Iranians from participating in the elections using media tools and social networks. By spreading false news and negative analyses, they aim to present a distorted image of the country’s situation and influence public opinion.


What is the Main Goal?
These media outlets aim to undermine the legitimacy of the Islamic Republic by reducing public participation, thus exacerbating hopelessness, division, and discord among the people.


Tactics of Foreign Media Outlets

1. News Bombardment: A flood of negative news and biased analyses about the country’s political and economic situation is directed at Iranian audiences. From misleading reports to incorrect analyses and interviews with regime opponents, all aim to serve one purpose: boycotting the elections.


2. Social Networks: The widespread dissemination of anti-regime messages on popular social platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and Telegram. These messages use specific hashtags and global trends to influence public opinion.


3. Rumor-Mongering: Creating and spreading rumors to generate dissatisfaction and distrust towards officials and the election process. These rumors spread incredibly fast in the digital space, causing many to doubt.


The Response of the People and Officials to These Tactics

In response to these media attacks, both Iranian officials and the public have taken action. Extensive efforts have been made to raise awareness and counteract this negative propaganda:


1. Transparent Information Dissemination: Domestic media outlets strive to clear ambiguities and increase public awareness by providing accurate and transparent news.


2. Promoting National Values: Emphasizing the importance of elections as a national duty and fostering a spirit of solidarity among the people.


3. Combating Rumors: Specialized teams in the digital space work to identify and neutralize rumors and false news.


What is the Final Outcome?

Despite the relentless efforts of foreign media, the Iranian people have once again demonstrated through their widespread participation in the elections that they do not heed negative and divisive propaganda. This significant turnout is a decisive response to all the enemy’s schemes.

It has once again proven that the Iranian people, with awareness and insight, are present on the scene and will not be deterred from fulfilling their national duties by baseless propaganda and rumors.


It appears that the plans of foreign media outlets to boycott Iran’s elections have not only failed but have also increased the vigilance and solidarity of the people.

By WANA writer: R. Hejazi

WANA - Iran's presidential election 2024

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