Badoo, a social network popular in emerging markets like Russia and Brazil, has been banned in Iran.As of December 2009 Badoo says it had broken the 50 million user mark globally, with 250,000 of those coming from Iran.It may be this flirtatious aspect of the site which has inflamed the ire of the strict Islamic authorities – however, there has been no official reason given.
We now have more than 30,000 partners, including major portals such as Mail.ru, Msn.com, and many others.
We are not a common social dating site; we go further to connect people and to help increase their friendship and relations’ portfolio.
The money was to build the service in Russia and other emerging markets.
The site had been been working with mobile network Turkcell, which has ties to Irancell, Iran’s predominant mobile network.
Pictured is the text that comes up when trying to access Badoo from inside Iran.