fmiles31 writes "Amid the fallout over posting a trailer for the anti-Islam film “Innocence of Islam” on YouTube, the White House requested that Google, the parent company of YouTube, remove it. Such a censorship request is troubling and outrageous on so many levels. Politics, religion and even free speech aside, technically it’s nearly impossible to permanently remove the film off YouTube or the Web for that matter. Governments’ understanding of technology is far from adequate and hence I believe that most probably the White House request to remove the trailer off YouTube was a genuine desire to take it off the Internet and put an end to the crisis. Apparently, politicians sometimes have to be reminded of the clichéd adage: What happens online, stays online. Forever."
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