The Axis Of NoTube: List Of Countries Banning YouTube Over Juvenile Videos Growing

from the banning-makes-the-world-a-better-place dept

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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mike allen says:

Freedom of speech is paramount we have a monarch in the UK but we are at liberty to say what we think like we should be a republic. that is the difference. If these people cant stand the heat then they should get out of the kitchen or to be more blunt if they cant take criticism or a bit of satire then they should not be in power.

|333173|3|_||3 says:


@7: Technically, I think you could be considered guilty of treason for attempting to remove the monarch, and for inciting others to do teh same thing. I do not expect that anyone would enforce that part of teh law, but I am pretty sure it is still there.
Of course, the UK should not be a republic, but this is not the time or the place to argue this point.

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