Twitter backlash comes not long after Saudi prince buys stake in company

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      Coincidence? The social network Twitter's announcement that it will withhold tweets in specific countries came just over a month after a member of the Saudi royal family became a big investor.

      Last month, Bloomberg reported that Prince Alwaleed bin Talal sunk $300 million.

      He is reportedly the richest man in the Arab world, with a net worth of $21.3 billion, according to Arabian Business magazine.

      Twitter recently caused a backlash among some of its followers by announcing that it will abide by the wishes of dictatorial regimes and censor tweets in those countries.