RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM) and Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) on Sunday reiterated the Kingdom's request for Youtube to remove offensive advertisements posted on the popular platform.
In a joint statement addressed to the Google affiliate, GCAM and CITC pointed out that “YouTube” has posted advertisements directed at its users in the Kingdom.
These included the "broadcast of content that is contrary to Islamic and societal values and principles, as well as the Kingdom's media content regulations and YouTube Platform Policy," the statement said.
"Accordingly, both GCAM and CITC have requested “YouTube” Platform (affiliated to Google) to remove these advertisements and to comply with the regulations; and that it will be placed under ongoing follow-up. If the broadcast of the offending content continues, the necessary legal measures will be taken in accordance with the Telecommunications Act and Audiovisual Media Law," the statement added.