Youtube Outage

There was a YouTube outage yesterday. I noticed because I read today that Pakistan 'sparks YouTube outage'. Pakistan was trying to block YouTube. According to the BBC "Pakistan ordered internet service providers to block the site because of content deemed offensive to Islam."

I think that blocking information is bad. Even if you object to that information, it is better to have that information there. If you have the information there you can speak to it and try to correct it. Without that information available it becomes taboo. Taboo information holds power. A power greater than it should hold.

I think YouTube has too much power for good. If you do not like what is on YouTube you can create your own video. You can put your own point of view up there. You can even start their own site taking the best off YouTube and put in on another site. Information is too fluid to block. Let your citizines decide.


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