Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Abdulaziz Khoja has admitted difficulties in monitoring Twitter, which is considered the most widely used social networking site currently. About three million people in the Kingdom have Twitter accounts, Al-Watan newspaper reported Thursday.
Khoja said his ministry cannot censor what is posted on individual Twitter accounts because it is difficult to monitor the huge volume of messages. He said awareness in society must be upgraded to address the problem. He further said, “We, along with a number of government authorities, monitor what is going on in Twitter. However, censorship is difficult due to the big number of users.”