Tag Archives: YouTube

Youtube not at the cost of widespread systematic censorship

Source: Bytes for All

Over a hundred days have passed since YouTube was hastily banned in Pakistan by the state authorities over a video allegedly insulting Islam.

Police arrest Google Brazil chief over YouTube video

Source: The Telegraph

But as the crime that Fabio Jose Silva Coelho is accused of has “low potential to offend” he will not remain in custody, federal police said in a statement.

PTI puts Google on notice for not removing anti-Islam film

Source: The Express Tribune

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has put Google Inc. and its subsidiary YouTube on notice for not removing the blasphemous film, a statement issued by the party said on Sunday.

Free speech in the age of YouTube

Source: Somini Sengupta, New York Times

Companies are usually accountable to no one but their shareholders. Internet companies are a different breed. Because they traffic in speech — rather than, say, corn syrup or warplanes — they make decisions every day about what kind of expression is allowed where.

YouTube’s censorship of anti-Islam video raises questions on online free expression

Source: Jillian C. York, EFF

While some governments have banned YouTube (where a trailer of the video remains available) altogether, YouTube chose on its own volition to block access to the video in Egypt and Libya.

When “don’t be evil” becomes exceptionally difficult

Source: Jochai Ben-Avie, Access Now

Google has long been recognized as a company that protects freedom of expression, often coming to the defense of content that is widely seen as distasteful but is nonetheless protected speech.

Inside YouTube’s tricky task of balancing freedom against the inflammatory

Source: The Globe and Mail

Under YouTube’s approach, it is not okay to post material that criticizes the King of Thailand or denigrates the founder of the modern Turkish state, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

Afghanistan bans YouTube to prevent viewing of anti-Muslim film

Source: Reuters

Afghanistan banned the YouTube site on Wednesday so Afghans would not be able to watch a U.S.-made film insulting the Prophet Mohammad that has sparked protests in Egypt and Libya.

Syrian activists targeted by fake YouTube

Source: Charles Arthur, The Guardian

Syrian activists are being targeted by a fake version of Google’s YouTube video site which plants malware on the PCs of people who leave comments on videos shown there, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has warned.

Pakistan may block Google, Youtube to deny terrorists communication source

Source: The Express Tribune

Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that if Google and Youtube do not help the Pakistan government, then Pakistan reserves the right to block these services to prevent terrorists from using it.