Youtube suspends Wael Abbas' account

Youtube has suspended the account of Wael Abbas – which contained the the egyptian police brutality and torture videos- because there were apparently too many complaints and flags from users- who are not members of the egyptian government or state security, of course- who have deemed the videos inappropriate and offensive. Youtube immediately took action, and suspended the account, claiming that it violated its terms of use. Now, while this may be true in the technical sense, it may benefit them to make exceptions for such videos that do expose certain tyrannical regimes and won;t be shown by mainstream international media, you know, as part of that whole "alternative independent media" thing they have been talking about for some time now. Or they could take on Issander's compromise. Also read Brian Whitaker's take on it!

0 comment on Youtube suspends Wael Abbas' account

  1. Barb
    November 26, 2007 at 9:00 pm

    This is very upsetting. I think I am going to send an email to Youtube protesting the suspension. The world needs to know what is actually going on inside Egypt.

  2. mqb
    November 27, 2007 at 5:53 pm

    That is what is for.

  3. djtphn1
    January 1, 2008 at 1:17 am

    Excuse me, but can you please advise me as to what a sandmonkey is?


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