Saudi Arabia blocks Facebook

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 moral values.

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Published: Sun 14 Nov 2010, 10:11 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 10:45 AM

The official says Saudi’s Communications and Information Technology Commission blocked the site on Saturday 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 morals, but that blocking the site is a temporary measure.

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

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

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