Saturday, September 15, 2012
From the New York Times: Google has announced that, consistent with its current policy, it will allow a controversial video available on Google-owned YouTube even though that video is apparently the cause of violent protests across the Mid-East. The White House has asked the company to remove the video from YouTube. Spokespersons for Google say the position is consistent with Google's 2007 policy on the presence of controversial content on their websites. Google has blocked access to the video in some countries to accommodate national laws.