Google declines to remove controversial Mohammad clip at White House's request

Google refuses to remove the controversial clip that has sparked protests across the Middle East.

@tracehagan
Published Tue, Sep 18 2012 11:28 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Google took a bold step in supporting free speech by refusing to remove that controversial Mohammad clip that has created mass protest across the Middle East and Africa. The video which resulted in the death of four Americans in Libya portrays the Prophet Mohammad in a negative light, a blasphemous and illegal act in Muslim countries.

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Google, however, has blocked access to the clip in countries where it is illegal, such as India and Indonesia, and in Libya and Egypt, given the sensitive state that is currently present. Google has issued a statement on the matter, saying that it is consistent with the principles they had in 2007:

"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. This approach is entirely consistent with principles we first laid out in 2007."

Iran has blocked access to YouTube over this latest controversy. What's interesting to note is that the video had been around for some time. It didn't go viral like this until a blogger posted about it and it got picked up by a mainstream TV network.

NEWS SOURCE:vr-zone.com

Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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