YouTube Removes Extremist Videos


After pleas from citizens and officials around the world, YouTube has removed videos of Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awaki. Linked to numerous terrorist acts, Al-Awaki’s videos are believed to have provoked many violent acts, including the recent stabbing of British politician Stephen Timms. While YouTube monitors videos on the site, the company often struggles to find the balance between free speech and content that could cause harm to others. Read the full story on

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