Friday, September 14, 2012

Free Speech Fail: White House tries to get Google to pull controversial YouTube movie clip causing Muslims to go crazy

Give Obama another 4 years and he won't be restrained by the 1st Amendment. He will just order anything he doesn't like pulled off the Internet. The Constitution means nothing to Barack Obama.
(Reuters) - Google Inc rejected a request by the White House on Friday to reconsider its decision to keep online a controversial YouTube movie clip that has ignited anti-American protests in the Middle East.
The Internet company said it was censoring the video in India and Indonesia after blocking it on Wednesday in Egypt and Libya, where U.S. embassies have been stormed by protestors enraged over depiction of the Prophet Mohammad as a fraud and philanderer.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed in a fiery siege on the embassy in Benghazi.

Google said was further restricting the clip to comply with local law rather than as a response to political pressure.

"We've restricted access to it in countries where it is illegal such as India and Indonesia, as well as in Libya and Egypt, given the very sensitive situations in these two countries," the company said. "This approach is entirely consistent with principles we first laid out in 2007."

White House officials had asked Google earlier on Friday to reconsider whether the video had violated YouTube's terms of service. The guidelines can be viewed here
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1 comment:

GeronL said...

It's all a distraction.

The video no one ever heard of had nothing to do with it.

It was Obama & Co boasting that "bin Laden is dead, GM is alive" that caused this to explode on 9/11.

This explains why the MSM is desperate to deflect the blame.