Google's Evil Scale Apparently Now Includes Censoring Videos In Thailand

from the funny-how-that-works dept

Wondering why Google's board of directors recommended to shareholders that they vote down a proposal that would require Google to adhere to a set of standards against censoring the internet? Perhaps you just need to look to the situation in Thailand, where Google's YouTube property was lamely banned earlier this week over a single video that mocked that country's king. Apparently, the country is now getting ready to ditch the ban, but only because Google has promised to help them censor the video, not by pulling it down, but by making it inaccessible to viewers from Thailand. I guess on Google's famous "evil scale", censoring one video to make the rest of YouTube available is less evil than having no YouTube at all in Thailand.

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    JC, 6 Apr 2007 @ 11:03pm

    All of those out there living in a fantacy world where all is wonderful if only the little guy gets to think what he pleases need a serious reality check.

    Google is doing its best to push worldwide communications and is offering better and less repressive services to those who otherwise would have nothing.

    And for those of you living here in the great ol U.S of A ought to take a hard look at what freedom really means before electing another fuck-ass to ANY political office before pissing and moaning about the actions of the corporations who do what they do because of those officials YOU elected into office.

    Get a life already for fucking Christ's sake.

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