Netflix censorship an issue for Saudi Arabia and pays a big controversy
If Saudi Arabia has reopened its theaters in April 2018, after a lapse of 40 years, it doesn’t mean that the screens are not subject to a control of the information, quite the contrary…
And it is Netflix that made the costs of the accusations of censorship after it removed an episode of the program “Patriot Act” with Hasan Minhaj. We learned in the columns of the Financial Times (relayed by BFM and Release) as the humorist and american political commentator Hasan Minhaj is insisted heavily on the suspicion that the CIA is weighing on Mohammed bin Salman (the heir to the saudi) about his responsibility in the execution in October 2018, the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Hasan Minhaj is an attack directly on Mohammed bin Salman, aka the MBS, for about twenty minutes and said , “it would be time to re-evaluate our relationship [note : one of America] with Saudi Arabia “. Ironisant on the fact that ” Westerners have fallen for MBS because they believed in its salads “, the journalist focuses on the war in Yemen, and point the finger at interlacing of funds between Saudi Arabia and Silicon Valley to conclude by saying that ” the only thing that MBS is modernizing, it is the dictatorship of Saudi arabia “.
The Financial Time says that Netflix has removed this episode of the dissemination in Saudi Arabia after having received a request from the saudi commission of communications and information technology taclant the streaming platform of cybercrime and the streaming platform, tries to defend its position :
“We strongly support the artistic freedom throughout the world and have only removed this episode in Saudi Arabia after receiving a request legally valid in order to comply with the local legislation. “
If it is only very rarely that Netflix is faced with the censorship, ever the charges have been also violent. This censure is deemed scandalous by Karen Attiah, an editor at the Washington Post contributions from Jamal Khashoggi, and disappoints heavily use the internet. Case to follow…