Facebook Censored in UAE!

Facebook censored

We all love our Facebook -there is no doubt about it- and the love is definitely strong in the UAE where this social networking site is the second most popular site in the entirety of the Emirates. But the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) will be imposing some new regulations on internet access under which parts of all social networking sites will be banned! Spokespersons from the TRA have said that under the Internet Penetration Policy the parts of Facebook that threaten the loss of the UAE’s ‘identity, traditions, ethics, morals and culture’ will be banned.

So what does this mean for the avid Facebook-ers? Basically any section of Facebook that encourages dating will be banned and those living in the UAE will not be able to access or see it. This crack down on Facebook may be spreading throughout the Arab world seeing as which Iran banned Facebook in September and Syria did the same in November due to a fear of ‘Israeli infiltration’!

By Karim

Source: Arabian Business

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  1. cupcake

    Its better for them to start censoring whats going on the street, shops and public places!!!! in a few years they will completely loose their identity that if they didnt loose already!!

  1. S.M.S.

    Well that pales in comparison to the imprisonment of that young Morroccan guy for using the prince's name!! 2araf.

  1. S.M.S.

    I mean how can you send a man to prison and ruin his future for creating a facebook account using a prince's name and call it "identity fraud"???... Albeit he was a bit naive in his actions but to send him to prison? ya3

  1. S.M.S.


  1. Dumb Khaleejy
    Dumb Khaleejy

    but you can still pick up hookers in any hotel...oh ya, the UAE government makes money off of that, so thats ok...

  1. tunisian

    the same bullshit "it's against our traditions and our moral,bla bla bla"

    it's sad beacause, we arab, still have not grasp the most simple aspect of freedom.

    Tunisia has also banned dailymotion and youtube.....not for the same reason as UAE, but for other stupid reasons

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