UAE Blocks Facebook

Download Squad Application Blocked

According to Download Squad, the United Arab Emirates has blocked Facebook. I honestly feel sorry for the UAE citizens that now have to live without Facebook. I’m sure they’ll find a way to manage but this is pretty bad. If you can empathize with them, go sign the petition to get them to unblock the site.

According to Download Squad, a large number of websites are blocked in the UAE “on the basis that they are against the moral or religious values of the UAE.” Blocking of sites is random though and has frequently been used for anti-competitive purposes rather than a result of going against any moral values. Judging websites on the basis of “moral values” is pretty subjective. While I’m not quite sure if you need to be a citizen of the UAE to sign the petition, it’s definitely worth signing. Hopefully the UAE citizens can get back their Facebook!