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pwaldo
09-14-2012, 08:25 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/google-rejects-white-house-request-pull-mohammad-film-214448284--sector.html


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 at http://www.youtube.com/t/community_guidelines.

Google said on Wednesday that the video was within its guidelines.

BGT Masters
09-14-2012, 09:17 PM
I'm glad they didn't pull it. Its really sad anyone is losing their lives over such nonsense, however if they were to pull it. It would be a slap in the face to American's past and present. You'd be letting another countries people control our rights. The rights countless others have lost making sure we have.

marvelousmarv
09-14-2012, 09:31 PM
there are many christians being persecuted and killed in those countries and yet you still dont see christians in mostly christian nations storming the embassies of these countries killing or even storming and burning their flags...i agree with the bgs masters my grandfather friends and countless other americans, whether born in the us or adopted have paid their limbs and lives for our beliefs and freedoms. i thank God for all of them!

JustAlex
09-15-2012, 03:11 PM
I applaud Google and frown on the white house and their nonsense.

INTIMADATOR2007
09-15-2012, 04:48 PM
I applaud Google and frown on the white house and their nonsense.
What's wrong Alex, You're making good sense here ?

mess0312
09-15-2012, 05:12 PM
Flat out, tired of the Middle East and it's Muslim population.....so the believers are holding the entire country accountable for a YouTube movie? Nice religion! If you don't like feel free to ignore, but I am not going to stand by as our administration back peddles and worries more about condemning a movie then talking about another lost soldier.

This is not a partisan statement, the Republicans wouldn't be doing much better. One thing I do find ironic....... Google did pull the plug in other cases.....wonder why this one they decided not to? I agree with them, just wonder why in this case they decided to do the right thing......

We are headed for disaster around the world.....isn't it obvious. So sad!

pwaldo
09-15-2012, 06:22 PM
One thing I do find ironic....... Google did pull the plug in other cases.....wonder why this one they decided not to? I agree with them, just wonder why in this case they decided to do the right thing......

What other case did they pull the plug in?

mess0312
09-15-2012, 06:41 PM
What other case did they pull the plug in?

Google and other major Internet sites apologised on Wednesday after the Chinese government accused them of failing to police links on their web pages that could lead to pornographic material.

Google said it had deleted all links to vulgar material from its search indexes, "which may have had a negative effect on web users", in an apology posted in the company blog on its Chinese site.

"Search engines link to a sea of materials and our plan is to conquer mountains of technical difficulties and do all we can to reduce the amount of vulgar material," Google said in the statement.

"Google is willing to be a law-abiding citizen in China," it said.

From an article I can't find at the moment............