Last month it was China, this month it’s the United States that a servile Google is doffing its cap to.
The internet search giant’s video service is blocking US viewers from seeing an innocuous piece of Iraq footage that Google delivers to internet users in the rest of the world without any problems.
The footage shows US military personnel detonating a roadside bomb in a controlled explosion. It’s accessible from everywhere except the United States. But US citizens - who bear the human and financial cost of such improvised weapons - are presented with this message:
Described by one Reg reader as “very boring”, the footage shows little more than a distant plume of smoke. Google has little cause to prohibit the clip on grounds of taste - after all, under the banner of promoting “citizens media”, it cheerfully serves up “happy slapping” footage of school thugs beating up science students, and some impressive ejaculation shots from porn videos.
Source: The Register