Saudi Arabia blocks Facebook


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  • Monday, 15 Nov 2010

RIYADH: An official with Saudi Arabia’s communications authority says it has blocked Facebook because the popular social networking website doesn’t conform with the kingdom’s conservative values.

The official says Saudi’s Communications and Information Technology Commission has blocked the site and an error message shows up when Internet users try to access it.

He says Facebook’s content had “crossed a line” with the kingdom’s conservative morals, but that blocking the site is a temporary measure.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorised to speak to the media.

Pakistan and Bangladesh both imposed temporary bans on Facebook this year. — AP

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