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The Zionist Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has admitted to playing a key role in taking down the YouTube page of the Iranian English-language news channel Press TV, and revealed that it is also trying to block Iran’s Spanish-language Hispan TV’s page on the popular social media website. In a posting on its official website, the ADL has confirmed that only one day after YouTube started the live broadcast of Press TV, the officials of the Zionist group contacted the popular video-sharing website, calling for Press TV’s webpage to be taken down, said Press TV’s Newsroom Director Hamid Reza Emadi. Since July, YouTube has blocked Press TV’s account four times, prompting the news channel to create an alternative page each time to counter the move, he added. He said that a recent posting on the ADL website indicates that the Zionist institution also seeks to stop the live streaming of Hispan TV on YouTube.
reply to post by buster2010
First, You Tube is a business. They have the right to refuse ANYONE they want to. Second, this group shouldn't have a say in what You Tube wants or doesn't want. Third, I am all about free speech but unfortunately the platform in which Iran wants to expound their views is a Business ran in America.
When Iran allows the same freedoms it so wants for its own people, I might care a bit more. I do wonder how many Iranians are allowed see this.
edit on 22-9-2013 by sonnny1 because: (no reason given)
I see you are as anti American as the ADL. You are about free speech but only when it is something you like. What is going on in Iran has nothing to do with this article. It is about America and Latin America and how the ADL seeks to control what people sees and hears. So go whine about what is happening in Iran in another thread.
reply to post by sonnny1
Let me see if I can dumb it down enough so even you can understand it. You say you are for Freedom of Speech. You are a liar. You support a group that blocks Freedom of Speech in America you cannot do this and support Freedom of Speech. You whining about what is going in Iran has NOTHING to do with the article.
If you tube chooses to use its freedom of speech to not support this channel then your idea of freedom of speech is forcing them to?
Mr. Confusion up for another round. What in the world are we talking about? What is this insistence on Freedom of Speech for Iranian state news on Youtube?
Are the posters who are calling for it American? Or perhaps they were educated in America's public schools, and therefore ignorant? Or is it just a propaganda piece designed to confuse Americans?
"Free Speech" applies to the restrictions imposed on government to prevent them from interfering with citizen's speech. Government is not involved in this decision to restrict speech, and the organs of the Iranian government certainly aren't citizens.
"Free Speech" is not an issue here, and those who think it is are misinformed, or malicious.