Ruling comes after anti-Islam film was uploaded
An Egyptian court has ordered that Google’s YouTube service be suspended for one month, following the broadcast of an anti-Islam film.
The film, “Innocence of Muslims” was uploaded to YouTube back in July 2012, and has since sparked controversy across several Arab countries, including Egypt and Libya. While Google does not necessarily police the videos uploaded to its YouTube service, it does take down or block videos that are flagged by the community as offensive or in violation of copyright. The video in question is still available online, however it carries the warning “The following content has been identified by the YouTube community as being potentially offensive or inappropriate. Viewer discretion is advised.”
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has previously vehemently denied any involvement of the U.S government with the film in question, and called the video “disgusting and repressible”.
Egypt’s National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority said it would carry out the ruling as soon as it receives a copy of the final verdict.