Because some teenagers of Greek and Turkish nationality insulted each other on YouTube the site has now been banned for most of Turkey for insulting national Turkish pride. That is just ridiculous. Why don’t they just forbid TV? Not that I would mind.. Anyway, for those of you in Turkey that really can’t live without YouTube, check out an open proxy near you or use Tor. A good example of how the Internet can protect freedom of expression and freedom of information through its various channels.
Update: The block had been lifted a few days later – mainly because Google/YouTube quickly censored the prank videos themselves. This is not the first time “Don’t be evil” Google chooses the way of least resistance in governmental censorship issues, especially Google’s self-censorship in China remains controversial.