Due to anti-Islam content that appeared on the platform, a ruling by a lower Court that mandated the country’s telecommunications regulator to block YouTube for one month have been upheld by Egypt’s top Court on Saturday.
The case against the online platform have been on since 2012, when a lawsuit was filed against the prime minister and other senior officials.
The spondor of the suit have demanded that the online platform be ban because an Anti-Islam film “The Innocence of Islam’’ was published on the platform.
Protests erupted in Arab and Muslim nations as well as in some Western countries, sometimes turning violent after the 14-minute movie, which mocked Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was posted on the platform.
The lawsuit also also want other websites be banned until they remove any anti-Islam content.
In 2013, Egypt’s administrative court ordered YouTube be banned in the country for one month for not removing the controversial movie.
The verdict was appealed before the Higher Administrative Court which issued Saturday’s ruling.
Saturday’s ruling was supposed to be effective immediately.
Egypt had before banned dozens of websites critical of the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi.