This article was last updated on June 30, 2022
UAE customers may no longer search for LGBTI people on Amazon.com
On its website in the United Arab Emirates, online retail giant Amazon blocks search results for LGBTI items (UAE). The Gulf state’s government has prompted the firm to take this action. The United Arab Emirates prohibits sex between persons of the same sex.
As on Friday, Amazon has been allowed till then by the government of the United Arab Emirates. As a result, penalties were issued. According to The New York Times, it’s unclear what those would be.
A wide range of search phrases have been made inaccessible. Many generic searches like “pride,” “closet,” and even particular product designations like a ‘transgender flag’ and “lgbti-iphone case” no longer return results, according to the study.
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We think that the rights of people who identify as LGBTQ+ must be safeguarded as a corporation, according to an Amazon official who talked to The New York Times. According to the statement, “With Amazon locations throughout the world, we also have to adhere to local laws and regulations.”
In nations with stringent religious and conservative values, IT corporations are more willing to compromise in order to continue trading. After protests from Saudi Arabia and a request from Russian opposition leader Navalny, Apple and Google pulled an episode of a show from Netflix.
Authorities in Saudi Arabia claimed earlier this month that they are seizing rainbow-colored toys and apparel for fear of their inciting children to gay behavior. Even the death sentence can be applied for gay conduct and relations in Saudi Arabia.
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Dr. Strange: The Multiverse of Madness was likewise prohibited from airing in Saudi Arabia in April. Because two ladies may be seen kissing, it’s likely the reason. Even in the United Arab Emirates, the movie is not available for viewing.
Several conservative nations have banned or edited the Disney cartoon film Lightyear because of a kiss between two women.