None of these are necessarily wholesale endorsements but rather, a list of articles that I find worthwhile reading on the topic:
- LA Times: Free speech in the real world
- The Nation‘s Ari Melber: Why YouTube is Wrong to Censor the Anti-Islam Video
- The Guardian‘s Glenn Greenwald: Conservatives, Democrats and the convenience of denouncing free speech
- Access: When “don’t be evil” becomes exceptionally difficult
- Politico: Activists Troubled by White House Call to YouTube
- The Washington Post‘s Fouad Ajami: Why is the Arab world so easily offended?
- The Washington Post: Google’s restrictions on anti-Islam video illustrate Web firms’ control of speech
- Aryeh Neier for EgyptMonocle: Freedom, blasphemy, and violence
- Padraig Reidy for Index on Censorship: A new argument for censorship?
- Issandr Amrani in the UAE’s National: The politics of outrage is still an irresistible temptation
- Bianca Bosker for the Huffington Post: What Google isn’t telling us about the video it’s banned in 5 countries (and counting)
- Tim Wu in the New Republic: When censorship makes sense: How YouTube should police hate speech
- Andy Sellars at the Citizen Media Law Project: The Structural Weakness of Internet Speech
2 replies on “Further Reading on YouTube and the ‘Innocence of Muslims’”
very clever how in the usa the argument has been focused on a film, and “free speech”, and blunts decades of drones, wars, dictator support, manipulation, invasion, on part of usa which creates huge anti-american resentment globally …
just a film? hah
not to negate your post, and the cnn one. good stuff. but….
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