Two United Nations officials called for further investigation into the alleged hacking of Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos’ phone in 2018 by a WhatsApp account associated with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which the experts said suggested an attempt to influence news coverage of the kingdom by the Washington Post, which Mr. Bezos owns.

The U.N. statement on Wednesday was based on a forensic analysis of Mr. Bezos’ phone reviewed by the two officials. It comes a day after a person familiar with the matter told The…

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