According to an official of Saudi Arabia’s Communications and Information Technology Commission, Facebook doesn’t conform with the kingdom’s conservative values. The site is inaccessible since Saturday, but the official said blocking the site is just a temporary measure.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak to the media.
Saudi Arabia follows a strict interpretation of Islam and religious leaders have strong influence over policy making and social mores.
Pakistan and Bangladesh both imposed temporary bans on Facebook this year. (With reports from AP)