GCC cautions Netflix over content that contradicts values
Gulf nations threatened legal action against Netflix on Tuesday after it was charged with showing content that "contravenes Islamic and social norms" and if it was not withdrawn.
The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council, with its headquarters in Riyadh, and the Saudi media regulator jointly released a statement that did not directly name the offensive material.
A similar announcement was made today by the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority of the United Arab Emirates in reference to information that is purportedly against Emirati law and unsuitable for minors.
According to the statement, "the platform was asked to delete this content, including stuff oriented to minors."
Gulf countries on Tuesday accused streaming giant Netflix of broadcasting content that "contradicts Islamic and societal values" and threatened legal action if it was not removed. https://t.co/O7wKSKnDts— Gulf-Times (@GulfTimes_QATAR) September 6, 2022
Regional authorities will monitor the platform's adherence to the instructions, and in the event that the unlawful content is aired again, the appropriate legal steps will be implemented.
Gulf nations and US film distributors have frequently clashed over offensive material, particularly in movies.
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Source Credits: BBC News