Cartoon 149At a June 23, 2016 public meeting with poets chosen and invited by his administration, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said: “I have heard that some publish their poetry on the Internet. For example, someone wrote something that is worthless, but imagine that it receives several thousand ‘likes!’ Those ‘likes’ are worthless. What gives worth to the poet and his poem is the expert’s opinion; someone who is an expert on poetry and understands what a poem is, and what is a good poem, what is a bad poem.” This is Iranian cartoonist Touka Neyestani’s take on the issue.