Friday, September 14, 2012

Google Blocks Inflammatory Video in Egypt and Libya - NYTimes.com

A deep dilemma
"“Google is the world’s gatekeeper for information so if Google wants to define the First Amendment to exclude this sort of material then there’s not a lot the rest of the world can do about it,” said Peter Spiro, a constitutional and international law professor at Temple University in Philadelphia. “It makes this episode an even more significant one if Google broadens the block.”
He added, though, that “provisionally,” he thought Google made the right call. “Anything that helps calm the situation, I think is for the better.”"
Google Blocks Inflammatory Video in Egypt and Libya - NYTimes.com
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