Analysis: Should YouTube censor al-Qaida?

Analysis: Should YouTube censor al-Qaida? – “Analysis: Should YouTube censor al-Qaida?”

Published: May 20, 2008 at 10:12 AM, By SHAUN WATERMAN
UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) — Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., called Monday for YouTube to take down al-Qaida videos that users had posted, but the site said most of the videos his office had flagged did not contain material that violated their guidelines and rejected his request that they act to remove all material from U.S. designated terror groups.

In a letter to Eric Schmidt, the chairman and chief executive officer of Google Inc., which owns YouTube, Lieberman urged the popular video-sharing service to enforce its own “community guidelines” against “graphic or gratuitous violence” and said the company should change its rules “to address violent extremist material.”

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