Media reported that Saudi officials blocked Facebook for hours and later restored the access to its users. Officials reported that Facebook, which has more than 500 million active users, "crossed a line" against the country's more conservative values.
In Saudi Arabia, there are more than 3 million users for Facebook. Users told media that they were unable to access to the the site for hours.
Earlier in 2010, Pakistan and Bangladesh blocked Facebook siting to a group on the website that was planning an "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day."