Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Unfunny Business

Saudi Arabia has no sense of humor:
The episode in question, "Saudi Arabia," targets Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman over the recent killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Minhaj noted that "now would be a good time to reassess our relationship with Saudi Arabia," CNBC added.

The Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission made a "legal request" to Netflix to pull the episode for allegedly violating anti-cybercrime law, the network said.

"We strongly support artistic freedom worldwide and only removed this episode in Saudi Arabia after we had received a valid legal request — and to comply with local law," a Netflix spokesperson told CNBC, adding that the move was consistent with how other U.S.-based companies operate.

The episode can still be viewed in Saudi Arabia on YouTube, the network added.
In Saudi Arabia, any form of criticism can be bad for your health...

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