Apr 6, 2007 113 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Thailand has blocked YouTube and several other sites 'in a crackdown on material seen as denigrating the country's monarch', reports Herald Tribune.

"We have blocked YouTube because it contains a video insulting to our king," Winai Yoosabai, head of the censorship unit at the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, said.

Sitthichai Pookaiyaudom, the communication minister, Turkey said that they banned the site after Google refused to remove the video which demoralized their monarch. He said, “It's not about freedom of expression. People who create Web sites insulting the monarchy are abusing their rights and clearly don't mean well for the country." 

This is the third country that has imposed a ban on this Google's video sharing site. The first ones to put a ban were Brazil and Turkey. Wondering what does it take to remove a video? After all removing a video could be better than being banned from a country.

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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