GCC asks Netflix to remove offensive content

Muscat: The Gulf Cooperation Council has called on Netflix to remove offensive content from its platform.

The move by the GCC’s electronic media committee was highlighted during a meeting of the Saudi General Commission for Audiovisual Media.

The council’s committee had taken the decision to approach Netflix “in light of the recent observation that the platform was broadcasting visual material and content which violates content controls in GCC countries,”a commission statement said.  

“The content violates societal values and principles. As such, the platform was contacted to remove this content, including content directed at children, and to ensure adherence to the laws.”

It was agreed that authorities would follow up on Netflix’s compliance with the directives. “In the event that the violating content continues to be available, the necessary legal measures will be taken.”the statement added. 

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