Google finds itself embroiled in Libya, Egypt blasphemy charges

The aftermath of this week’s protests in Libya and Egypt.
(Credit: CBS News)
Google has found itself embroiled in a high-profile dispute pitting the traditional western value of free speech against Islam’s strict proscription against blasphemy.
The company confirmed today that it “temporarily” blocked YouTube users in Libya and Egypt from accessing a YouTube video trailer from an amateur movie sharply critical of the Prophet Muhammad. And Afghanistan retaliated by unilaterally blocking all of YouTube for its citizens.
Those restrictions came less than a day after the U.S. ambassador to…

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