Debate grows about banning anti-Muslim video
"When the White House calls you up and asks you about a video it sends a certain message; it has a chilling effect," EFF spokesperson Eva Galperin said.
Galperin is the International Freedom of Expression Coordinator for San Francisco's Electronic Freedom Foundation. She says Google has already blocked the video in Egypt, India, Indonesia and Libya. But the idea that the U.S. might consider censoring it is problematic.
"They would have to demonstrate that the content of the video or the message of the video is illegal in some way and the First Amendment is a big stumbling block to that," Galperin said.