A woman walks past an anti-American mural on a wall of the former United States embassy in central Tehran, Iran, in 2008. Raheb Homavandi/Reuters/File
Cars drive past an anti-American mural in Tehran, Iran, in 2004. Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters/File
An Iranian couple walks past a banner after a demonstration in support of the people of Bahrain, outside the University of Tehran in Iran on Sept. 9. Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters/File
A woman walks past an image of students climbing the gates of the US embassy in Tehran in 1979 during a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the seizure of the US embassy in Tehran, Iran, on Nov. 3, 2008. Caren Firouz/Reuters/File
A schoolboy poses for a photograph in front of an anti-US mural as he holds pictures of Iran's Late Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (l.) and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after a gathering to mark the anniversary of the seizure of the US embassy in Tehran, Iran, on Nov. 4, 2007. Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters/File
A schoolboy gestures as he holds a placard while attending a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution at the Behesht-e Zahra (Zahra's paradise) cemetery in southern Tehran, Iran, on Feb. 1, 2010. Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters/File
Shoes are suspended in front of a US flag during a protest in support of the Iraqi TV journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi, in front of the former US embassy in Tehran, Iran, on Dec. 24, 2008. Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters/File
A woman walks past an anti-US mural on a wall of the former US embassy during a protest, in support of the Iraqi TV journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi, in Tehran, Iran, on Dec. 24, 2008. Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters/File
Journalist Maziar Bahari, whose memoir of captivity and torture at the hands of the Iranian government has been adapted into the film 'Rosewater,' warns that the inability of authoritarian regimes to control social media is making them more brutal.
Journalist Maziar Bahari, whose memoir "And Then They Came for Me" about his 118 days of imprisonment and torture in Iran has been made into the film "Rosewater," says that the frustration over the inability to control social media and the internet has driven authoritarian regimes deeper into their comfort zones of imprisoning, torturing, and murdering the messengers.