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YouTube Blocked in Egypt

(Photo Credit: MGN Online)

(Photo Credit: MGN Online)

YouTube was blocked in Egypt for 30 days due a controversial film posted to the site.

The film “Innocence of Muslims” depicts the prophet Muhammad as a molester, according to Inquisitr.

The film is still available on YouTube, according to reports, but the site did block it in countries that complained about the movie. Egypt banned the entire YouTube website for 30 days, according to Inquisitr.

A statement from YouTube reads:

“We work hard to create a community everyone can enjoy and which also enables people to express different opinions. This can be a challenge because what’s OK in one country can be offensive elsewhere. This video — which is widely available on the Web — is clearly within our guidelines and so will stay on YouTube. However, we’ve restricted access to it in countries where it is illegal such as India and Indonesia as well as in Libya and Egypt given the very sensitive situations in these two countries. This approach is entirely consistent with principles we first laid out in 2007.”

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