Censorship. Google to permit UK security officials to flag ‘extremist’ videos on Youtube


The UK is expanding its policy of censoring the contents of the Internet. This time censoring activities are not limited to porn content, they are targeted at extremism. 

And this time they’re not working with internet providers, but with Google. According to The Financial Times, the tech giant has given UK security officials special permission to flag videos on YouTube.


Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_14/UK-to-expand-web-extremism-censorship-on-YouTube-9400/

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Security and immigration minister James Brokenshire told the FT that his office was working to do more to combat content “that may not be illegal but certainly is unsavoury and may not be the sort of material that people would want to see or receive.”
That cannot but worry those concerned with privacy and Internet freedom. Why should the government decide what information may be allowed on Google if the content in question is within the law?
Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_14/UK-to-expand-web-extremism-censorship-on-YouTube-9400/
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One Response to “Censorship. Google to permit UK security officials to flag ‘extremist’ videos on Youtube”

  1. Tapestry says:

    Security and immigration minister James Brokenshire told the FT that his office was working to do more to combat content “that may not be illegal but certainly is unsavoury and may not be the sort of material that people would want to see or receive.”
    That cannot but worry those concerned with privacy and Internet freedom. Why should the government decide what information may be allowed on Google if the content in question is within the law?
    Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_03_14/UK-to-expand-web-extremism-censorship-on-YouTube-9400/

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