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Monday, September 17, 2012

Google rejects White House request to pull controversial film clip

Google rejects White House request to pull Mohammad film clip

Google Malaysia blocks 'Innocence of Muslims' video clip

According to TheStar,  Google Malaysia has blocked YouTube access to the controversial "Innocence of Muslims" video clip in response to a complaint from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

Those trying to load the video from a Malaysian Internet Protocol (IP) address would see a message that reads: "This content is not available in your country due to a legal complaint. Sorry about that."

Google Communications and Public Affairs head Zeffri Yusof confirmed the videos had been blocked in Malaysia.

"Where we have launched YouTube locally and we are notified that a video is illegal in that country, we will restrict access to it after a thorough review,” he said on Monday.

The video has also been blocked in various other countries, including Indonesia, India, and Egypt.
However, some of the videos can occasionally still be seen on YouTube as users were continually uploading it to the video-sharing site.

MCMC chairman Datuk Mohamed Sharil Tarmizi said the commission and Google would "continue to work together to ensure that the offending content is unavailable."

The MCMC had filed an official complaint with Google on Saturday over the video.


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