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Should Google censor an anti-Islam video? [Egypt & Libya]

Author: [opinion] Jillian York, Electronic Frontier Foundation, on CNN, Published on: 14 September 2012

YouTube blocked access to an anti-Islam video that sparked protests in Egypt and Libya...Although restricting the video in the two countries might seem tempting in the wake of the horrific violence that occurred in Libya, it is in the best interest of neither the company nor...the citizens of those countries for Google to be the . YouTube has stated that the video does not violate its terms of service. So if the video does not violate the company's rules and YouTube didn't receive an order from the two countries' governments...then the only explanation is that YouTube is determining on its own what serves the best interest of Libyans and Egyptians. This is, indeed, a rare move from the company and may eventually backfire.

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