In the aftermath of protests against anti-Islam, rabble-rousing US surfaced film “Innocence of Muslims,” which is still available on the website, Pakistan’s Prime Minsiter Raja Pervez Ashraf has ordered instantaneous shutdown of YouTube in Pakistan.
Earlier YouTube said it would not take out the sacrilegious film from the video sharing website.
The website didn’t remove clips of that inflammatory film yet; rather it blocked access to the film in countries like Libya, Egypt, India and Indonesia.
“We work hard to create a community everyone can enjoy and which also enables people to express different opinions,” YouTube said in a statement.
“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,” added the most popular video sharing website.