GCAM and CITC have pointed out that YouTube has posted advertisements directed at its users in the Kingdom.
Saudi Arabia’s General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM) and Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) have requested Youtube to remove offensive advertisements that went viral on the platform in the last few days, reported Saudi Gazette.
In a joint statement, GCAM and CITC said that “inappropriate ads” spread widely on YouTube recently contradict the Islamic values and principles and violate media content regulations in the Kingdom.
Accordingly, they asked YouTube to remove all these ads and abide by the laws in the country.
“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,” the statement read.