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Saudi Arabia asks YouTube to eliminate offensive ads

Saudi Arabia asks YouTube to eliminate offensive ads

The Kingdom alluded to content that is contrary to Islamic and societal values. Saudi Arabia requested YouTube eliminate offensive advertisements on the platform. The Kingdom's General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM) and Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) addressed a joint proclamation to YouTube.

The statement alluded to the advertisements targeted at Saudi clients, and brought up the broadcast of content that is in contrary to Islamic and societal values and principles and also the Kingdom's media content guidelines and YouTube Platform Policy.

Accordingly, both GCAM and CITC have requested the “YouTube” Platform which is affiliated with Google to eliminate these advertisements and agree with the regulations and that it will be placed under continuous development. According to the local media, If the broadcast of the offending content continues, the necessary legal measures will be taken in accordance with the Telecommunications Act and Audiovisual Media Law.