Snap removes Al-Jazeera from “Discover” section of its app in Saudi Arabia at Saudi government’s request

Per TechCrunch:

We understand that Saudi Arabia’s Communications and Information Technology Commission, acting on behalf of the Ministry Of Culture and Information, informed Snap that Al Jazeera’s Discover Publisher Channel was in violation of Article 9 of the Saudi law of Printed Material and Publication, and Article 6 of the Saudi Anti-Cyber Crime Law.

Article 9 of the Saudi law of Printed Material and Publication includes a series of censured clauses pertaining to media — including not inciting feuds and spreading dissent among citizens, and not jeopardizing the country’s security or serving foreign interests in conflict with national interest; while Article 6 of the Anti-Cyber Crime Law censures the: “production, preparation, transmission, or storage of material impinging on public order, religious values, public morals, and privacy, through the information network or computers.”


Posted In: Censorship, Social Media

Posted On: September 18, 2017

Posted By: smack