No easy outs for YouTube in Islam video controversy
Cairo confrontation sparked by controversial video.
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World politics intrude on Silicon Valley (again). After days of violence sparked by outrage over a video trailer mocking Islam’s prophet, Google and its YouTube subsidiary are caught up in a controversy in which the options boil down to bad and worse.
A brief recap: Demonstrations erupted in the Middle East this week against “Innocence of Muslims,” a YouTube clip denigrating Muhammad as a buffoonish, skirt-chasing molester. The video, originally uploaded to YouTube in July, was a trailer for a movie produced by a…
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