Netflix’s “History 101” documentary has come under criticism for saying that Saudi Arabia gained independence in 1932, falsely implying that it had been under colonial rule up until that date.
Dear @netflix .. In your show History 101 (season 1, episode 5, titled Oil & the Middle East) you claim that #Saudi Arabia has been “independent” since 1932. Would you care to share with us, Saudis, who we gained our independence from? Because it’s news to us.
— طلال محمد العبدالله الفيصل (@tmafaisal) May 26, 2020
I was just watching that documentary right now which full of falsifications and thinking about that point exactly! Thank you Talal 👌🏻
— Ghaith Alshaia غيث الشايع (@GAITAMIMI1) May 27, 2020
The establishment of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Other errors criticized
I just watched it, along with the wrong political interpretations, the episode failed to mention fundamental facts such as Bahrain being the first Arabian gulf country to discover oil and not Kuwait and Saudi.
Mediocre at best 😕
— Almohannad | المُهنّد الهَشْبُول (@almohannad_ali) May 27, 2020