YouTube Rejects White House Request to Take Down Anti-Muslim Video

YouTube Rejects White House Request to Take Down Anti-Muslim Video

As violent protests persist around the world over a trailer for an upcoming film entitled "Innocence of Muslims," which insults the religion, the White House on Friday asked YouTube to consider removing the video. But the site owned by Google has continued to stick by their Community Guidelines which “encourage free speech” and “defend everyone’s right to express unpopular points of view.”

Still, there are loopholes that include the chance that this clip can be seen as delivering “hate speech,” however, YouTube countered that idea by indicating that this trailer focuses on the Muslim religion and not the people who practice it. But now that the violence is hitting close to home with a recent attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, which resulted in the deaths of four U.S. citizens including a U.S. ambassador, Google may be forced into a corner when it comes to removing the video.

Have you seen "Innocence of Muslims"? If so, do you understand the outrage over the video? 

[via Mashable]

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