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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    Singha Jerry, 31 Oct 2012 @ 10:27pm

    Thailand censors wildlife

    Why would Thailand censor my viewing of an eagle catching its prey? I know they censor so much on the internet like trying to find out the lottery results in Florida (example)but wildlife? Come on Thailand, you're a country where EVERYTHING goes in real life. Seen Hangover II?? true. It was in all the theatres and on TV over and over, ad nauseum.

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