YouTube bans political speech against military dictators
Thailand banned YouTube because a Thai citizen posted a video that criticized the Thai government. No copyrights were violated, but Google decided to remove the clip:
Just in case anyone thought that YouTube would be a great tool for democracy, the answer is no. They do not tolerate criticism of despots, only criticism of free countries is allowed.
April 5th, 2007 3:24pm
OK, I'll get it started...
What are you talking about, you idiot? YouTube refused to take it down, and the anti-Thailand propaganda clip was taken down voluntarily by its creator, who, according to his online profile, is based in the US! Insults against the government of Thailand should not be tolerated!
April 5th, 2007 3:39pm
<I did not read the article>
When a single site on the internet becomes speech, that corporation's policies define free speech.
I'm not sure I follow you there but I'll agree anyway.
April 5th, 2007 6:19pm
I guess the Thai authorities remembered that old saying ... "The revolution will be on YouTube."
April 5th, 2007 6:20pm
Jesus, even when you're arguing with yourself you can't keep your thoughts straight.
April 6th, 2007 1:54pm