Baku. 4 January. REPORT.AZ/ Netflix faced criticism Wednesday from human-rights groups for removing an episode of comedian Hasan Minhaj’s show Patriot Act from the streaming platform in Saudi Arabia amid pressure from the Saudi government. The episode, which was first made available around the world on October 28, 2018, criticized government leaders over the murder of Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi, the war in Yemen, and the billions of dollars flowing from Saudi coffers into Silicon Valley.
Report informs citing the Aksham that another fraud has come out of this scandal. Allegedly, the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman paid Netflix $ 2 billion. It was announced that the amount will be paid based on advertising agreements. Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa division protested this act on her twitter page: “Netflix’s claim to support artistic freedom means nothing if it bows to demands of government officials who believe in no freedom for their citizens – not artistic, not political, not comedic."