Well, that didn't take long at all. Following the lead of such forward thinking governments as Thailand and Turkey, it appears that Morocco is the latest country to ban YouTube. The story is pretty much the same. As in both of those other countries, it sounds like the "complaint" is that someone put up a video critical of that country's monarch. You would think that given how the situation played out in both Turkey and Thailand (i.e., the banning gave those videos much more attention and credibility) that someone would have suggested that maybe a countrywide ban would backfire. Apparently, however, nobody bothered to see how badly previous bans had fared. Why bother when you can just ban something and pretend it goes away, when it really is opening up your entire government to ridicule? Update: And just like that, as the publicity about the ban spread, Morocco has lifted the ban.
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