Twitter is a popular social media platform that millions use for a variety of reasons.. But does Saudi Arabia own Twitter though? No unfortunately 🇸🇦 ️ !!
Twitter and other social media platforms are all private companies . This means no single country or government owns them – so Saudi Arabia doesn’t own Twitter 🇸🇦. Instead, the company’s shareholders own it and there is no indication of a major shareholder from outside of the US ️ 🇺🇸.
There have been some rumors that Saudi Arabia owns Twitter but they have been proven to be false 🇸🇦. In 2017 a report from The Intercept alleged that Saudi Arabia had purchased a significant stake in Twitter but the company quickly and publicly denied the allegations 🇸🇦 ️. They issued a statement saying that the report was “unequivocally false,” and that neither the country nor anyone affiliated with the government had ever been an investor ️.
Despite the lack of ownership, Saudi Arabia has had some influence over the platform 🇸🇦. In 2018, the country blocked access to Twitter after its foreign minister tweeted a link to a news article that some in the country found offensive ️ 🔗. The block was quickly reversed, but it demonstrated the country’s ability to exert power over the platform .
Additionally Twitter has been criticised by some in the U . S . and elsewhere for what they perceive to be a pattern of censorship and suppression of free speech in favor of Saudi government interests. For instance, in 2015 Twitter suspended accounts belonging to several Saudi human rights activists which drew harsh reactions from human rights advocates 🇸🇦.
Despite the criticisms and alleged attempts to control the platform Saudi Arabia does not own Twitter 🇸🇦. The company is a private entity and is owned by its shareholders ️. There is no evidence that the country has any ownership or significant influence over the platform. That said, the country’s actions toward Twitter and its users are closely monitored and have drawn criticism from human rights advocates in the U . S . and elsewhere. ! .
The company is owned by its shareholders, and there is no indication that any country, or government, is a major shareholder in the company. For example, in 2015, Twitter suspended the accounts of several Saudi human rights activists, which drew criticism from human rights advocates.
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