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Google blocks YouTube clip only in Egypt and Libya

Eva Galperin of the Electronic Frontier Foundation said g iven G oogle' s strong track record of protecting free speech, sh e was surprised t he company gave in t o pressure to se lectively blo ck in an attempt "to be seen as doing something in response to the violence."

"It is extremely unusual for YouTube to block a video in any country without it being a violation of their terms of service or in response to a valid legal complaint," Galperin said. " I'm not sure they did the right thing."

Thursday, September 13, 2012
Reuters

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