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The Sultanate of Oman blocks the Clubhouse app

Oman banned Implementation The American vocalist Clubhouse because he did not have the appropriate clearance, but some activists described the move as an additional erosion of freedom of expression in the Gulf state.

And theShe said Oman Telecommunications Regulatory Authority: The application has been blocked due to lack of proper authorization, andAll applications concerned with communications or uses of video calling over the Internet must obtain a permit from the authority.

Was marking #Oman_bans_clubhouse It is popular on social media platforms in the authority of Oman, and the owner of the hashtag dissatisfied with the move that social media users described as inconsistent with the freedom of expression guaranteed by the statute of the Sultanate of Oman.

Several Omanis have shared screenshots of the app showing an error message, and the move comes after China last month banned access to Clubhouse.

The San Francisco-based app launched in early 2020 and saw global user numbers soar after Tesla CEO (Elon Musk) Elon Musk and Robinhood CEO Vlad Tenev had a surprising discussion via Platform.

The Clubhouse has faced criticism elsewhere for reports of misogyny, anti-Semitism and misinformation about the Coronavirus via the platform, despite anti-racism rules, hate speech, abuse and false information.

The app said: It invests in tools to detect and prevent abuse as well as features for users, who can set rules for their rooms, to moderate conversations.

And theWrote Omani writer (Zakaria Al-Muharrmi) through his official Twitter account: I hope that the suspension of the Clubhouse app in Oman is the result of technical problems and not an official ban.

He added: Preventing people from speaking and listening to other opinions does not immunize societies, but rather increases their congestion and pushes them into the abyss of chaos and clashes.

The Sultanate of Oman prohibits the use of several encrypted applications for voice and video communication over the Internet without an official license, and at the beginning of the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic last year, it allowed the use of some of these applications, such as: Skype, Google Meet and Zoom, to facilitate the continuity of work in the government and private sectors, And to serve the education sector.

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