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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:

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=3010991

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.
Permalink Practical Economist 
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!
Permalink Practical Economist 
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.
Permalink Send private email Сергей РахманиноB 
April 5th, 2007 5:09pm
I'm not sure I follow you there but I'll agree anyway.
Permalink Practical Economist 
April 5th, 2007 6:19pm
I guess the Thai authorities remembered that old saying ... "The revolution will be on YouTube."
Permalink Send private email strawberry snowflake 
April 5th, 2007 6:20pm
Jesus, even when you're arguing with yourself you can't keep your thoughts straight.
Permalink Lurk Machine 
April 6th, 2007 1:54pm

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