YouTube Banned in Bangladesh

Bangladesh blocks YouTube.com

Visitors in Bangladesh could not access the site after 5:30pm on Monday, a BTRC System and Service Department official told bdnews24.com.  Authorities in Bangladesh on Monday blocked YouTube’s website indefinitely to stop the people watching a US-made film that insults the Prophet Muhammad and has sparked violence in the Muslim world.  Four US officials including the Ambassador to Libya were killed in the east Libyan city of Benghazi last week after anger over the film boiled over and there have also been protests against its content in Egypt and Yemen.

YouTube, the video website owned by Google Inc, has declined to take the film down, saying it fell within their guidelines, but blocked access to the film in Egypt and Libya because of “special circumstances” in those countries.

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