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Snap says removes Al Jazeera's Discover Publisher channel in Saudi Arabia
September 18, 2017 / 3:43 AM / 3 months ago

Snap says removes Al Jazeera's Discover Publisher channel in Saudi Arabia

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Snap Inc has been asked by the Saudi Arabia government to remove the Al Jazeera Discover Publisher Channel in that country because it violated local laws, the social media company said on Sunday.

FILE PHOTO: The Al Jazeera Media Network logo is seen on its headquarters building in Doha, Qatar June 8, 2017. REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon/File Photo

“We make an effort to comply with local laws in the countries where we operate,” a Snapchat spokesperson said in a statement to Reuters late Sunday.

The decision to remove the channel was reported earlier on Sunday in the Wall Street Journal.

The conflict is the latest example of a technology company being pinned in the crosshairs of geopolitics as it navigates censorship of content on its platforms, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Reporting by Jessica Resnick-Ault; Editing by Richard Chang

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