Github Blocked-Restricted Iranian Developers Accounts

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Lately, I was checking my profile and I suddenly saw a message from Github with below content:

Due to U.S. trade control law restrictions, your GitHub account has been restricted. For individual accounts, you may have limited access to free GitHub public repository services for personal communications only

Which clearly shows that Github blocked - restricted Iranian Developers Accounts due to U.S sanctions against Iran, Syria and Crimea. This is really embarrassing for Github since they used to work on codes and not politics. However, they already responded to some tweets:

It seems like they had to do that since they were under pressure:

Anyways, this is really interesting because Developers are only working as developers and they’re not participating nor using politics in their lives.

Let’s talk about this situation in comments section by the way.