Bangladesh The Latest To Call Extra Attention To Controversial Video By Banning YouTube

from the axis-of-notube dept

It never fails. Over the past few years, a variety of government officials in different countries have freaked out about a single video on YouTube and gone on to ban the entire site. There was Brazil, which did it first, followed by Turkey which has gone back and forth on the YouTube ban multiple times. Not surprisingly, China has banned the site as well. Then there were Thailand and Pakistan, as well. In the case of Pakistan, the method for blocking YouTube served to break the site across the world by effectively tricking routers across the globe into believing YouTube wasn't where it really is.

Of course, each one of these bans has done the exact opposite of its intended purpose. Every time, it's only served to draw more interest to the video in question. So, you would think, by this point, government officials might think twice before banning an entire site over a single video. No such luck. Jay writes in to let us know that Bangladesh is the latest to ban all of YouTube over a single video of a meeting between the Prime Minister and military officials who were unhappy about some of the Prime Minister's decisions. And, of course, now that it's making news, that video is getting a lot more attention.

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  1. identicon
    martyburns, Mar 13th, 2009 @ 5:55am

    Why learn from history?

    Its in the past man...

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    Tex, Mar 13th, 2009 @ 7:40am

    Flawed Logic

    I believe this is refered to a "kneejerk" reaction...

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    Guy One, Mar 13th, 2009 @ 10:15am


    link please?

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    another mike, Mar 13th, 2009 @ 11:53am

    streisand effect...again

    When will they learn to just let it go? It's like when kids rebel just to get a rise out of their parents. So little Robbie has green hair? Just let it slide; if you don't fuss about it, nobody will care.

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