Saudi campaign to clean up YouTube

Campaign has so far attracted 200 members who surf the site in search of inappropriate content.
Saudi campaign to clean up YouTube
By Soren Billing
Thu 13 Aug 2009 10:00 AM

Saudi Arabian internet surfers have launched a campaign on video sharing website YouTube to remove content that could offend Saudi sensibilities.

The campaign, “Saudi Flagger”, has so far attracted 200 members who surf the site in search of inappropriate content, Saudi daily Al Riyadh wrote on Thursday.

“All we do is to perform our duty towards our religion and homeland,” said Mazen Al Ali, one of the campaign’s volunteers.

“We hope that the campaign will achieve great success in guiding our youth and block anyone who tries to harm our society.”

Content that is deemed offensive is flagged as inappropriate to the website’s administrators.

Users are then advised to file their complaint under “hateful or abusive content” that “promotes hatred or violence” against religious groups, according to the campaign’s website.

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