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The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which is the closest thing to an ACLU for the Internet's ACLU, said that Google's decision could mark a step towards YouTube "proactively censoring its content" and supplanting its own "moral policing" of speech instead of applying uniform safeguards. Jillian York, who directs the group’s International Freedom of Expression program, said “Google is in the wrong” for censoring the video. Given the reported pressure from the White House and the absence of any local legal order, she told The Nation, restricting the access only “for Egyptians and Libyans” simply “reeks of paternalism.”

Friday, September 14, 2012
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