After violent attacks on Americans in both Egypt and Libya -- including an attack in Libya on Tuesday that killed the American ambassador to that country -- Google said on Wednesday that it has restricted access to a controversial YouTube video about the Prophet Muhammad that has been linked to the violence. According to a statement from the company, the video is still available on the YouTube website, but viewers from both Libya and Egypt are unable to see it.
Should Google be censoring videos just because they are linked to violence? Google says it blocked viewers in Egypt and Libya from seeing a controversial video clip on YouTube, after the video was allegedly linked to violence in both of those countries. But should Google be censoring content without even a request from a government or court?