The UAE’s telecommunications watchdog has launched a white paper on YouTube usage, part of a campaign to highlight the dos and don’ts for users while using the internet in the country. The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) said in a statement that the YouTube white paper was the latest in its collection of The UAE Social […]
The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) said in a statement that the YouTube white paper was the latest in its collection of The UAE Social Media White Papers.
Aimed at highlighting the terms and conditions of the most popular social networks in use in the UAE, the latest white paper release focuses on YouTube, which has more than one billion unique visitors every month and more than 100 hours of video uploaded every minute.
The statement said the laws of the UAE prohibit the publication of content on YouTube which is contrary to public morals, the principles of Islam and the social and moral welfare of the UAE, or any content that contains irreverence towards Islam and any other heavenly religions.
The white paper also says that the content must also respect the UAE Government, its leadership, political institutions and ultimately the UAEs cultural heritage and social norms and customs.
The white paper highlights that YouTube subscribers must not undertake “predatory behaviour, stalking, threats and harassment of others”.
The TRA said harassment could include copying a users channel layout, using a similar username or posing as another person.
TRA has earlier launched similar white papers on the use of Facebook and Twitter.