Facebook banned for hours in Saudi ArabiaBy DPA, IANS
Saturday, November 13, 2010
RIYADH - The social networking website Facebook was restricted in Saudi Arabia for several hours Saturday, according to users.
Users of the widely-popular Facebook were only able to access the website around sundown.
According to a source at the Telecommunications Agency in Saudi Arabia, the site was restricted most of the day because it did not conform with social values.
Facebook, which has over 200 million active users, was temporarily restricted in Pakistan and Bangladesh earlier this year due to a group on the website that was planning an “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day”, which led to massive demonstrations by people in both Muslim-majority nations.