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Saudi Arabia restores access to Facebook

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 14 Nov 2010 2:42

Saudi Arabia restores access to Facebook Saudi Arabia has restored access to social networking giant Facebook, just hours after it blocked the site from its population of 27 million.
Officials in the country say Facebook "crossed a line" in regards to the nation's conservative values.

Hours later, the country reversed its stance, restoring access. For those hours, anyone trying to visit the site were given a "content restricted" error screen.

Earlier in the year, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Turkey banned access to the social networking site, in an attempt to block certain pages that did not fit within government or religious policy.

While Arabia's ban only lasted a few hours, the other bans lasted as long as a week.

It is unclear what pages caused Arabian officials to block access.

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