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YouTube shuts down Egyptian anti-torture activist's account

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posted on Dec, 6 2007 @ 01:13 PM
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YouTube shuts down Egyptian anti-torture activist's account


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CAIRO, Egypt (CNN) -- An Egyptian human rights activist who posted videos about police abuse says YouTube has shut down his account because of complaints that the videos contain "inappropriate material."

Egyptian human rights activist and blogger Wael Abbas says YouTube has suspended his account.


Wael Abbas, an award-winning anti-torture watchdog, told CNN on Wednesday that there have been 100 videos posted o
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posted on Dec, 6 2007 @ 01:13 PM
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This really isn't much of a shocker to me.

Youtube has a history of shutting down accounts containing anything that it doesn't like as well as resetting counters on anything that gets too popular which they feel shouldn't.

While I can understand the videos containing "inappropriate material", they are/were no worse than any of the many videos that are allowed to remain such as the vids of gangs attacking people and/or killing them, "bumfights" and other such material.

In fact, the videos posted by this guy were actually IMPORTANT, unlike the ones I mentioned above.


This, in my opinion, is nothing but ANOTHER effort on the part of the Google owned Youtube to censor anything they don't want seen by their users.



Jasn

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posted on Dec, 6 2007 @ 01:15 PM
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I'm sorry to inform you but I believe this has been posted before.

I've stated my opinion in other similar thread to this.



posted on Dec, 6 2007 @ 01:24 PM
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Ah okay, I did a scan through and didn't see any similar headlines.


If it has indeed already been posted, mods feel free to close this.



Jasn


EDIT TO ADD: TheoOne is correct, this has been posted.


Mods, please close.

[edit on 6-12-2007 by SimiusDei]



posted on Dec, 6 2007 @ 01:25 PM
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Aye.
www.abovetopsecret.com...

My comments there as well. Headline is exactly the same.

Edit: Okay, not exactly. The older one has a typo.

[edit on 6-12-2007 by Beachcoma]



posted on Dec, 6 2007 @ 01:27 PM
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Thanks Beachcoma.

Please add your comments to the existing thread.

Closed.
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