Monday, September 17, 2012

Google Blocks Anti-Islam Film in Malaysia, Indonesia, Libya, Egypt and India

Google Blocks Anti-Islam Film in Malaysia, Indonesia, Libya, Egypt and India

By Mehwish Khan · Monday, Sep 17, 2012 22 Comments

youtube blocked thumb Google Blocks Anti Islam Film in Malaysia, Indonesia, Libya, Egypt and IndiaGoogle has announced that it has begun blocking a recently announced anti-Islam film, which mocks Islam and Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) on YouTube in selected countries after it received official complaints from respective states.

Google said that recent most complaint came from Malaysian government through Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) asking the company to restrict the access of controversial film.

Malaysian government through complaint communicated Google that film was against Islam and is hence illegal in nature to be broadcasted in the country.

A spokesman for video-sharing site YouTube, which is owned by Google, has told AFP that it has begun restricting access to clips of the privately-produced film Sunday, in line with its community guidelines.

Google had previously denied access to the film in question in Indonesia, Libya, Egypt and India.

YouTube is making efforts to block all replications of the controversial film in these selected countries.

Apparently Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has taken a different route in Pakistan for barring the same movie by asking local ISPs to block the access. However, efforts are not considered enough since the film is being replicated on YouTube servers and hundreds of copies are being produced on daily basis.

Reportedly, PTA is yet to reach out to YouTube to file an official complaint against the film.

ISPs in Pakistan are calling PTA to officially record a complaint with YouTube for the blockade of the film and to make sure that YouTube keeps a consistent watch on its content that is aired in Pakistan.

Via The News

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