Dubai aims to censor more web content

12 May 2009

Dubai Police Chief, Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim said he is still pursuing a plan to censor 500 search terms deemed offensive in a bid to block access to certain internet sites in the UAE. 'Although no progress is made yet, we will pursue the issue over the next two weeks,' he was quoted as saying yesterday by Khaleej Times. Last month, Dubai Police announced their intention to protect the youth in UAE from 'pornographic' and 'anti-religious' content on video sharing site YouTube which is owned by Google.

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