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Netflix: Gulf states demand removal of 'offensive' content

World Wednesday 07/September/2022 10:03 AM
By: DW
Netflix: Gulf states demand removal of 'offensive' content
The GCC said it would take 'necessary legal measures' if Netflix broadcasts content it has been asked to remove

Saudi Arabia and other countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Tuesday asked Netflix to remove "offensive content" on the streaming platform.

The Council members said in a joint statement that the unspecified content "contradicts Islamic and societal values and principles" and threatened legal action against Netflix if it was not removed.

The statement also said that Netflix was broadcasting content that violated media content regulations in force in the Gulf countries.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE published the statement on their own government channels as well. Netflix, based in California, is yet to respond to the statement.

The GCC is a political and economic alliance of six Middle Eastern countries: Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Omar and Qatar.