In the effects of Jamal Khashoggi’s murder Saudis are angry at the Washington Post Coverage of the Kingdom. Due to this matter Saudi calling for a boycott of Amazon. Com Inc because of its shared ownership by U.S billionaire Jeff Bezos. Over an hour several users circulated images showing the delegation of the Amazon smartphone app and Boycott Amazon was the top trending hashtag on Twitter.
The Saudis also called for the boycott of regional subsidiary Souq.com, acquired by Amazon last year. No one from Amazon and The Washington Post was immediately available for comment.
Since the murder Khashoggi, many citizens have felt that their country is under attack, a Post columnist and insider turned critic, at the Kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. They have been particularly upset by an op-ed article by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently published in the post, and by the newspaper coverage-along with other international media- of gruesome information about the murder obtained from Turkish officials.
Bandar Otyf a Saudi Journalist with more than 100,000 Twitter followers who was among those calling for the boycott said “ it becomes clear before our eyes that this is an organized media air. As Twitter users and activities and citizens, we do not have power abroad, but we have simple things like boycotting.”
On Tweet, that must read “ I was so excited for Black Friday! But unfortunately, since# Washington Post is double standards against my country#Saudi Arabia and supports propaganda of Erdogan I decide to stop any plans to buy anything in @amazon.”